Having been led by the Holy Spirit of God to receive Jesus Christ as Savior and to confess Him as Lord, and on confession of this faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully covenant with one another, as one body in Christ, to lead a life worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him.
FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF THIS CHURCH
We promise by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to forsake the ways of sin and to walk together in Christian love and in the paths of righteousness. With this in view we engage to strive together for both the peace and purity of this Church; to sustain its worship and steadfastly to cherish and hold its ordinances, discipline, and doctrines.
AS CHRISTIAN STEWARDS
We promise to contribute, as faithful stewards, such time, talent, and money in the measure that God prospers each of us, that the responsibility for the work of the local church and the worldwide ministry of spreading the gospel be faithfully and effectively discharged.
ALONE AND AT HOME
We also engage to maintain family and private devotions; to teach the Bible to our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances.
BEFORE THE WORLD
It is our desire to be just in our dealings and faithful in our engagements; to be exemplary in our deportment; to avoid unkind words, unrighteous anger, and harmful habits; to combine zeal and knowledge in our efforts to advance the cause of our Savior; and to make Christ first in all things both spiritual and temporal.
TOWARD ONE ANOTHER
We further engage to give and receive admonition with meekness and affection; to remember each other in prayer, and to aid each other in case of sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the Scripture, to seek it without delay, to encourage one another in the blessed hope of our Lord's return.
WHEN WE MOVE
We moreover engage that when we move from this place, we will as soon as possible unite with some local church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of the Word of God.