Church Covenant
(Amended 2007)

Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and 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.  (I Corinthians 12:12, Deuteronomy 5:3)
We agree, 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 support the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.  (Acts 2:42-47)
We also covenant to maintain family and individual prayer time and Bible study; teaching our children that Christ is the Lord and Savior, educating them in Christ’s teachings; seeking the salvation of our family members and acquaintances; to walk cautiously in the world, which means to be just in our dealings, faithful in our commitments, and exemplary in our behavior; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.  (Matthew 28:18-20, Philippians 2:5)
We will, with God’s help, be temperate and self controlled at all times.  Because our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit, we shall always endeavor to honor God with our body and mind.  We will rely on Holy Scripture to show us what is honoring and what is dishonoring to who we are in Christ, what is Christ-like and what is not.  We will trust in the Holy Spirit to mold us into the image of Christ.  (Ephesians 5:18; I Corinthians 6:19)
We further commit 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.  Being mindful of the rules of our Savior, we commit to being slow to take offense and always being ready for reconciliation, securing it without delay.  (I John 3:17, Matthew 18:15-18; Colossians 4:6)
We moreover commit to uniting with some other church as soon as possible, to carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word, when we remove from the place of worship.  (Hebrews 10:24-25)

Statement of Faith
(Amended 2007)

  • We believe in one God eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.   (Romans 1:7; Hebrews 1:8; Acts 5:3-4)
  • We believe in the unerring authority of the Bible and its sufficiency as our only rule of faith and practice.  (II Timothy 3:16)
  • We believe in the ability of anyone in Christ to directly approach the one and true living God.  (John 3:3-8; John 14:6)
  • We believe in the total depravity of all men and the gift of salvation from the state of guilt and condemnation, through the righteousness of Jesus Christ, by grace through faith.  (Romans 3:12-28; Ephesians 2:8-9)
  • We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His atonement for man’s sin, His bodily resurrection, His ascension and present ministry of intercession, His second coming when He will make a personal return.  (John 1:1; Luke 22:70; Matthew 1:18; Isaiah 7:14; Leviticus 4:20; Romans 5:11; Luke 24:39; Hebrews 4:14-16; Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:16-17)
  • We believe in the eternal blessedness of the saved but the eternal punishment for the lost, in accordance with the Scriptures.  (II Thessalonians 1:8-9; John 10:28)
  • We believe in baptism by immersion and the rebirth of church membership in Jesus Christ.  (Acts 2:41; Romans 6:4)
  • We believe in observance of the Lord’s Supper by those professing a personal faith in Jesus Christ  (I Corinthians 11:23-29)
  • We believe in complete dependence upon the person of the Holy Spirit for teaching, guidance, witnessing and sanctification.  (John 16:7-15)
  • We believe in separation from all sinful practices and associations which are not honorable to the Lord.  (I John 2:15-17; Romans 12:1-2; 1 Peter 2:21)
  • We believe in spiritual unity of all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.  (John 17:21; I Corinthians 12:12)
  • We believe in a worldwide program of missionary fervor and evangelism in obedience to the final command of Jesus.  (Matthew 28:19-20)