Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive Jesus Christ as the Lord, Savior, and supreme Treasure of our lives, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized by immersion 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 this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully re-affirm our covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Ghost,
a. To walk together in Christian love. b. To strive for the advancement in knowledge, holiness and peace; c. To promote spirituality and fruitfulness; d. To support worship, ordinances, ministries and discipline; e. To welcome instruction from the Scriptures by the Pastors, as it pertains only to the Word of God; f. To align ourselves in word and deed with the Holy Scriptures, God's Word, as we seek to grow toward biblical unity in Spirit and Truth; g. To prayerfully, cheerfully contribute to the support of the ministry, the church, relief of the poor and hungry, and the spread of the gospel through our community, and through the world. h. To maintain family and personal devotions; to educate our children in the Christian faith; i. To seek the salvation of our family and acquaintances;
We also engage:
1. To live a Godly life before the world;
2. To be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment,
3. To avoid all tattling, gossiping backbiting and excessive anger;
4. To seek God's help in abstaining from all drugs, and practices that bring un-warranted harm to the body of Christ or jeopardize our own or another's faith.
We further engage:
j. To watch over one another in brotherly love;
k. To remember one another in prayer;
l. To aid one another in sickness and distress;
m. To cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech;
n. To be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the command of our Savior to secure it without delay.