What We Believe - Church Covenant
About the Bible - II Timothy 3:16; 1 Peter 1:20-21; John 17:17; 1 Peter 1:23; Psalm 119:105, 160
About God - Genesis 1:1, 26-27; Exodus 20:2-3; Deuteronomy 6:4-6; Matthew 28:19
About Jesus Christ - John 1:1-5; Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; Titus 2:13
About the Holy Spirit - Matthew 29:19; 1 Corinthians 12:13; 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 14:16-17, 15:26; John 16:7-14; Titus 3:5; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14; Galatians 5:16-25
Holy Angels - Luke 2:9-14; Hebrews 1:6-7, 14, 2:6-7; Revelation 5:11-14, 19:10, 22:9
Fallen Angels - Isaiah 14:12-17; Ezekiel 28:11-19; Matthew 25:41; Revelation 12:1-14; Genesis 3:1-5; Matthew 4:1-11; Romans 16:20; Revelation 20:10
About Man - Genesis 1-2; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16-17; Genesis 3:1-6; Romans 5:10-19; Romans 1:18, 32
About Salvation - 2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 5:1; Ephesians 2:8-10; Acts 4:12; John 14-6; John 5:12; Romans 8:28-39; James 2:14-26; 1 John 1:6-7, 2:3-6, 29, 3:7-10
About the Church - Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:41-42; 1 Corinthians 11:2; Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 5:23-24; 1 Peter 5:1-4
About the Civil Government - Exodus 18:21-22; Acts 23:5; Matthew 22:21; Titus 3:1; 1 Peter 2:13-14, 17; Acts 5:29, 4:19-20; Daniel 3:1-18
About the Future - John 14:1-6; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Hebrews 9:28; James 5:8; 1 Corinthians 15:42-44, 51-53; Philippians 3:20-21; Isaiah 9:6-7; Luke 1:32; Acts 2:29-30; Revelation 20:1-21:5
What We Believe
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 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 enter into covenant with one another as one body 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 its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly of the ministry, 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 walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, excessive anger; to abstain from the sale of, and the 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 aide on another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.
We moreover engage that when we move 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.