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, angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
For the advancement of this church, we engage by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love, to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, in holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines; to give it a sacred preeminence over all institutions of human origin.
As Christian Stewards:
We engage to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry (the expenses of the church, and the spread of the Gospel to all nations).
Alone and At Home:
We also engage to maintain family devotions, to educate our children in the Lord, and to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances.
Before the World:
We engage 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 Savior.
Toward One Another:
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 offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the example of our Savior to secure it without delay.
When We Move:
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.