Church Covenant

Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, we do now in the presence of God, angels and this assembly most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.

We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit:

  • To walk together in Christian love.
  • To strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness and fellowship.
  • To promote the church’s spiritual vitality and fruitfulness.
  • To sustain the church’s worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines.
  • To contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the church’s ministry and general expenses, the relief of the poor and the spread of the Gospel among all nations.
We also engage:
  • To maintain family and personal devotions.
  • To educate our children in the Faith.
  • To seek the salvation of the lost.
  • To walk circumspectly in the world, to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements and exemplary in our deportment.
  • To avoid all gossip and backbiting.
  • To resolve all conflict in a God honouring fashion.
  • To abstain from every appearance of evil.
  • To maintain sexual purity by limiting sexual fulfillment to the confines of heterosexual marriage.
We further engage:
  • To watch over one another in brotherly love.
  • To remember each other in prayer.
  • To aid each other in sickness and distress.
  • To be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Saviour to secure it without delay.
  • We moreover engage that when we remove from this place, we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.