Having been led, as we believe by the Holy Spirit (Rom 8:14), to repent and believe in Jesus Christ (Jn 1:12) as the Lord, Savior (2 Pet 3:18), and supreme Treasure of our lives,and on the profession of our faith (Heb 10:23), having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Mt 28:19), we do now, in the presence of God, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ (Rom 12:5).
We will strive, by the aid of the Holy Spirit (1 John 4:7), to walk together in brotherly love; to habitually gather together so as to exercise an affectionate care and watchfulness over each other (Heb 10:24-25); to faithfully encourage one another and admonish one another as occasion may require; for the advancement of this church as we sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to give it sacred preeminence over all institutions of human origin; to uphold and follow the Constitution/Bylaws; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations. (Rom. 12:1-21, 1 Th. 5:8-24)
We will also strive, by the aid of the Holy Spirit (Eze 36:27), to be devoted to Christ through prayer and the study of Scripture each day, both individually and with our families; to develop in our children a Christian worldview (Pr 22:6); to actively share our faith with our relatives, friends, and acquaintances (Lk 24:45-49); to abstain from all drugs, food, drink, and practices which bring unwarranted harm to the physical body or jeopardize our own or another believer’s faith (Gal 5:16-26); to be just in our dealings, merciful in our engagements, and humble in our walk with God (Mic 6:8).
We will also strive, when we move from this place, as soon as possible, to unite with a likeminded church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word (Jn 15:4).