Having been led by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized, we do now, in the presence of God and this body of believers, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
We commit, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of the Kingdom through the church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expense of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all the world.
We also commit to maintain family and personal devotions; to spiritually guide our children; to seek the salvation of our family and friends; to walk cautiously in the world, to be just in our dealings, faithful in our promises, and exemplary in our business; to avoid all gossip, slander, backbiting, and excessive anger; to shun every form of evil; to be zealous in our efforts to advance the Kingdom of our Savior.
We further commit to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, remembering the Lord’s command to forgive and to receive forgiveness.
We moreover commit that when we move 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.