COVENANT BAPTIST CHURCH
Having, as we trust, been brought by sovereign grace to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and to give up ourselves to him, and having been baptized upon our profession of faith, in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit, we do now, relying on His gracious aid, solemnly and joyfully renew our covenant with each other.
We will pray for and work to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. We will be slow to take offense and always eager to seek the reconciliation Christ commands.
We will walk together in brotherly love, as is fitting for the members of a Christian Church, exercise an affectionate care and watchfulness over each other and faithfully admonish, correct, and plead with one another as occasion may require.
We will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, nor neglect to pray for ourselves and others.
We will endeavor to use our spiritual gifts for the good of our brothers and sisters and for the glory of God.
We will resolve to train the children of this church in the nurture, instruction, and discipline of the Lord, and by a pure and loving example to seek the salvation of our family, friends, and neighbors.
We will rejoice at each other’s happiness and endeavor with tenderness and sympathy to bear each other’s burdens and sorrows.
We will seek, by God’s grace, to live carefully in the world, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, and remembering that, as we have been identified with Christ through baptism, so there is on us a special obligation to lead a new and holy life.
We will use Scripture alone as our ultimate and final authority, rejecting all heretical beliefs and practices.
We will work together for the continuation of a faithful Gospel ministry in this church, as we sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines. We will 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 to the nations.
We will, when we move from this place, as soon as possible, unite with some other Gospel-preaching church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all. Amen.