We will endeavor to equip people to serve God as Jesus did. There will be a focus on the redeeming power of Jesus Christ through His shed blood by the preaching of the Gospel of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The word of God will be proclaimed by informative, challenging messages. Those in attendance will be challenged to grow in their walk with Christ.
We will endeavor from our hearts to bring to the community a "cup of cold water," by being involved, and seeking opportunities to share the Gospel. We want to grow as Christian disciples and lead others into this life with Christ. To this end we will reach out to the spiritual and physical needs of our friends and neighbors.
We will endeavor to raise our children in the fear and admonitions of the Lord, as followers of Christ, being developed into the image of God. To this end, with our community in mind as well, we will focus heavily on programs for children and teenagers.
We will endeavor to live by the Constitution and Bylaws and by the Covenant which have been developed by the guidance of the Holy Spirit according to the word of God and approved by this founding congregation.
Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on 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, angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.
We covenant, 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 give it a sacred preeminence 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 covenant to practice the three principles outlined in I Corinthians 6:12 and 10:23 in determining whether to engage in an activity or practice -
Is it helpful?
Does it control my life?
Does it hurt someone else?
We covenant to abide by three principles concerning our speech:
Is it true? Ephesians 4:15,25; Zechariah 8:16
Is it kind? Ephesians 4:15; Colossians 4:6
Is it necessary? Proverbs 17:27,28; James 1:26; 3:2; I Peter 3:10
We covenant 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. Matthew 5:23,24; Mark 11:25,26; James 3:17