Monday | Mar 20, 2023
To promote, through the establishment of local churches: The Expression of worship of God; The Exalting of the Lord Jesus Christ; Experiencing the dynamics and fullness of the Holy Spirit; Equipping and Edification of believers for the propagation of the Gospel by acknowledging and developing individual God-given gifts, calling and talents.
Having been led as we believe by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on the profession of faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, we do now in the presence of God, angels, and the Assembly most solemnly and joyously enter into this covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
We engage, therefore, by the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love, strive for the advancement of the Church in knowledge, holiness, and comfort, to promote its prosperity and spirituality, to sustain its worship ordinances, discipline and doctrine, 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 to all nations.
We also engage to maintain family and secret devotion, to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drinks, and to be zealous to advance the kingdom of our Savior.
We further agree to watch over each other 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; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rule of our Savior to secure it without delay.