Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as The Lord, Savior, and supreme treasure of our lives, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized (immersed in water) 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.
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 peace; to promote its fruitfulness and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines; to give it a sacred pre-eminence over all institutions of human origin; 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 endeavor to maintain personal and family devotions; to educate our children in the Christian faith; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our conduct; to seek God’s help in abstaining from all practices which bring unwarranted harm to the body or jeopardize our own or another’s faith.
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 of speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Savior, to secure reconciliation 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.