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 the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, we do now, in the
presence of God, angels 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 to the support 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,
and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drinks as
a beverage, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our
We further engage to watch over one another 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
offence, but always 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.
Articles of Faith
The Scriptures, The True God, The Fall of Man, The Way of Salvation,
Justification, The Freeness of Salvation, Grace in Regeneration, Repentance and
Faith, God's Purpose of Grace, Sanctification, Perseverance of The Saints, The
Harmony of The Law and The Gospel, A Gospel Church, Baptism and The Lord's
Supper, The Christian Sabbath, Civil Government, The Righteous and The Wicked,
The World to Come