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Our Church Covenant

Posted by: Dr. Edna H. Hall on Tue, Jul 12, 2005

We covenant and agree to:

Our Church Covenant
 
Having given ourselves to God through Jesus Christ, and adopted the preceding articles as our confession of faith, we now give ourselves to each other by the will of God, and agree to the following Church Covenant. We solemnly covenant, before God, that we will:
 
  1. Strive, by assisting grace, to exemplify our profession by a corresponding practice.
  2. Watch over each other in love for mutual up building in Gospel faith, endeavoring to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace.
  3. Be careful of each other's reputation.
  4. Confess our faults one to another
  5. Strengthen the feeble and kindly admonish the erring
  6. Labor together for the building up of the Church and the denomination, and the salvation of sinners.
  7. Faithfully and constantly maintain the secret and family prayer, and religiously instruct those under our care.
  8. Use our influence to sustain the regular public worship of God, contributing according to our ability and circumstances for the support of our ministry and other Church expenses among us; that we will be benevolent to the needy, especially to the poor of our own Church.
  9. Attend public worship, the social meetings of the Church, and report ourselves regularly at the quarterly conferences, and walk in all the ordinances of the Lord's house.
  10. Abstain from all vain amusements and sinful conformity to the world.
  11. We will not traffic in, use, nor furnish to others, drugs, intoxicating drinks as a beverage.
  12. Sustain the benevolent enterprises of our denomination and the Church, as missions, education, Sabbath schools, moral reforms, and all others, which tend to the glory of God and the welfare of man.
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