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 Spirit, we do now in the presence of God and this assembly, most solemnly 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; strive for the advancement of our Church, in knowledge, holiness, and to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to be zealous in our effort to advance the Kingdom of our Saviour; to support by our presence the Sunday services and midweek prayer meeting as much as is humanly possible; to sustain its ordinances, discipline and doctrines; to contribute regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the Church, the relief of the poor and the spread of the Gospel in other countries.

We will endeavour to conduct both family and private devotions; to see that our children receive spiritual training in the home, Church and Sunday School. 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 cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; as circumstances permit, to extend the hospitality of our home to visitors and newcomers to our Church; to be slow to take offence, but always ready for reconciliation, and that as soon as possible. We moreover engage that, when we remove from this Church, 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.