In consideration of our glorious salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ and our commitment to surrender ourselves wholly unto Him, and having been baptized in obedience to the Word of God in the name of the Father, and of the Son, & of the Holy Spirit, we do now solemnly & joyfully covenant together one with another.
By virtue of this Covenant we promise to live our lives by the precepts & principles of God’s Word, and strive for the unity of the Spirit, which comes through the bonds of peace. Likewise, we promise to walk together in brotherly love, as is becoming the Body of Christ, exercising an affectionate care and watchfulness over one another and faithfully encourage, admonish, and entreat one another as occasion may require.
Additionally, we promise to not forsake the assembling of ourselves together for worship and fellowship, nor neglect to pray for ourselves and others. We will rejoice with one another and with all tenderness and sympathy bear each others burdens and sorrows. And by following the model of Jesus Christ, that is, by a pure and loving example, live our lives in such a manner that the salvation of our family, neighbors and friends might be more easily obtained.
Finally, we promise to strive to forsake every sin & all forms of ungodliness and remembering that, as our old self has been crucified with Christ and raised again in newness of life, there is on us a special obligation now to lead a faithful & holy life.
Therefore, we now covenant together for the mutual edification of one another & for the fulfillment of that Great Commission to which the Bride of Christ has been called, as we sustain our Church’s worship, ordinances, discipline, & beliefs; contribute cheerfully & regularly to the support of this ministry, & if we leave this fellowship, as soon as reasonably possible, unite with another true Body of Believers where we can carry out the spirit of this Covenant & the principles of God’s Word.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all. Amen.