The covenant by which this church exists as a distinct body, and which every member accepts is as follows:
We believe that the Bible is the Holy Word of God, having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost, 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, faith, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spiritually; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and to spread the Gospel throughout all nations.
We also engage to maintain family and secret devotion; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintance; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in dealings, faithful in engagements, and exemplary in our deportment to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from sale of, and the use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage; and 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 distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready to 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 assume the Spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.