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 Ghost, we do now in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, most sincerely 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 follow the Holy Word of God, 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 devotion; to Biblically 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 shun pornography and to remain sober minded and abstain from drunkenness. We believe in the sanctity of life, including that of the unborn and the sanctity of marriage, which is the union of one man and one woman as instituted by God, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior Jesus Christ.
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 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 Holy Word.
We, as a local body, abide by The Baptist Faith & Message
A Statement Adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention June 14, 2000