What We Believe

Church Covenant
 
 
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 our faith, having been baptized i nthe 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 enter into covenant with one another as one boy in Christ.
 
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote it's prosperity and dspirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances; discipline, and doctirnes; to contribute cheerfully and regalarly to the support of the ministy, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel through all nations.
 
We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to wlak circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements and exemplary on our deportmant; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale of, and use of, intoxicating drinks as a beverage; to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.
 
We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and disctress; to cultivate Chrisitian sympathy in feelins and Christian courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offence, butalways ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our savior to secure it without delay.
 
We moreover engage that when we remove 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.