Having been led, as we believe by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord 
Jesus as our Savior and, on the profession to receive the Lord Jesus 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, 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, and 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 of, and use of, 
destructive drugs or intoxicating drinks as a beverage; to shun pornography; 
to be zealous in our efforts to advance the Kingdom of our Savior. 
     We further engage to watch over one another in brotherlylove; 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 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. 


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