Having been led, by the Holy Spirit of God, to receive Jesus Christ as Savior and to confess Him as Lord, and upon 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.
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, disciplines and doctrines; 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.
We also promise to maintain family and private devotion; to teach the Bible to our children; to seek the salvation of our relatives and acquaintances; to be just in our dealings and faithful in our activities; to be exemplary in our conduct; to avoid unkind words and unrighteous anger; to abstain from every form of evil; to combine zeal and knowledge in our efforts to advance the cause of our Savior; to make Christ first in all things, both spiritual and temporal.
We further promise to give and receive admonition with meekness and affection; to remember one another in prayer, and to aid one another in cases of illness 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 Scriptures, to seek it without delay; to encourage one another in the blessed hope of our Lord’s return.
We moreover promise that when we move from this fellowship, we will, as soon as possible, unite with a local church where we can carry on the spirit of this covenant and the principles of the Word of God.