Having given ourselves to God we now give ourselves to His church and covenant with it and with each other, as also With God.
1. That we will forsake all unrighteousness; even the appearance of evil. We will abstain from all questionable pursuits and pleasures; we will forego all hurtful habits; we will avoid all evil associations.
2. That we will follow earnestly after righteousness, and true holiness in the fear and love of God. We will seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, trusting that all needful and helpful things will be added to us; we will seek entire consecration to God; we will live a life of prayer; we will seek the constant abiding of the Divine Life within us; and we will be satisfied only when we have evidence that we please God and are accepted of Him.
3. That we will faithfully improve all the means of Grace. We Will attend and support the services of the church; the preaching, the social services, the business meetings; we will contribute freely of our means for the advancement of the Gospel; and we will cooperate with our brethren in every enterprise having for its end the Glory of God and the salvation of men.
4. That we will be Christ-like in all our deportment. We will be tender and affectionate toward each other; we will be careful of each other’s reputation, thinking no evil; and backbiting not with our tongues; we will return good for evil; we will be just and honest, truthful and honorable in all our dealings; we will do unto others as we would be done by; we will be meek, loving and forgiving as we desire and hope to be forgiven.
5. That we will be faithful Christian workers. We will do whatever Christian work comes to hand, shunning no cross, shirking no duty; we will even seek opportunities to do good, glorify God and save souls; we will study to win our associates, our neighbors, our families, all whom we may influence, to become Christians; we will count it more than our meat and our drink, more than all things else, to do the will of our Father in Heaven, to lead souls from sin and death, and lead them to God and Heaven.
6. That when we remove from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with another church where we can continue to live by the spirit of this covenant and the principles of the Bible.
STATEMENTS OF FAITH
I. GOD - We believe that there is only one true, living and eternal God and that the Godhead is revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
II. THE BIBLE – We believe that the Holy Scriptures are the Old and New Testaments; the inspired and infallible Word of God and therein is found the only reliable guide of Christian faith and conduct.
III. MAN – We believe that God created man in His own image to bring Him honor through obedience, and that when man disobeyed he became a fallen and sinful creature, unable to save himself. We believe that infants are in the covenant of God's grace and that all persons become accountable to God when they reach a state of moral responsibility
IV. SALVATION - We believe that Salvation (regeneration, sanctification, justification, and redemption) has been provided for all mankind through the redemptive work (life death, resurrection, ascension, and intercession) of Jesus Christ
V. ASSURANCE AND ENDURANCE - We believe that those who abide in Christ have the assurance of salvation. However, we believe that the Christian retains his freedom of choice; therefore, it is possible for him to turn away from God and be finally lost
VI. CHRISTIAN DUTIES - We believe that Christians should live faithfully by serving in and through the local church, praying diligently, witnessing earnestly, practicing tolerance, showing loving kindness, giving as God prospers, and conducting themselves in such a way as to bring glory to God.
VII. Marriage - Marriage is ordained of God and is a spiritual union in which one man and one woman are joined by God to live together as one. Marriage can only be ordained by God; therefore marriage can only take place through God’s regulations set out though scripture. Marriage is a lifelong commitment with the only clear biblical allowance for ending a union is death or fornication. Sexual involvement, either before marriage or with someone other than the marriage partner, is strictly prohibited. Understanding the sanctity of marriage, partners should strive to maintain a happy, harmonious, and holy relationship. Men are to be the head of the house, and wives should submit to their husbands. Likewise, men need to love their wives sacrificially as Christ loved the Church. Should a Christian desire to remain single, this decision should be respected and should be seen as a life lived for Christ alone. If they choose to be married, there spouse should be one that also believes and lives for God.
VIII. THE CHURCH - We believe that the Church: Universal is the Body of Christ, the fellowship of all believers and that its members have been called out from the world to come under the dominion and authority of Christ, its head. We believe that a local church is a fellowship of Christians, a part of the Body of Christ, voluntarily banded together for worship, nurture, and service.
IX. ORDINANCES - We believe that baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinances instituted by Christ to be observed by Christians only. We also believe that the Biblical mode of baptism is immersion and that participation in the Lord's Supper should be open to all Christians
X. THE LORD'S DAY - We believe in the Sanctity of-the Lord's Day, the first day of the week, and that this day ought to be observed by worshiping God. Witnessing for Christ, and ministering to the needs of humanity. We believe that secular work on Sunday should be limited to cases of necessity or mercy
XI. LAST THINGS - We believe in the personal return of Jesus Christ, and in the bodily resurrection of the dead. We believe that God will judge all mankind by Jesus Christ; that He will reward the righteous with eternal life in Heaven, and that will banish the unrighteous to everlasting punishment in hell