been led, by the spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as
Savior and upon our profession of 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 this covenant with one another as one body in
covenant together as a Church to
faithfully attend its regular services, to uphold its Confession of
Faith and Constitution, to accept its discipline, to contribute
regularly and cheerfully to its support and to faithfully promote its
covenant together as Christians
to walk as brothers and sisters in Christ, to remember each other in
prayer and to aid each other in sickness and in distress thus bearing
one another's burdens.
covenant that as individuals
we will walk circumspectly in the world, strive to maintain personal
and family devotions, teach the word of God to our children and to
continually work toward Christian knowledge and holiness.
all the Bible, as originally written, is fully inspired of God. 2
the Bible is the product of Spirit controlled men. 2 Peter 1:19-21.
the one great theme of the Bible is the Lord Jesus Christ. Genesis
3:15 Revelation 22: 18-22.
the Bible ought to be loved, read, and studied by everyone. Psalm
1:2 1 Thessalonians 4:18.
the Bible is to be our infallible rule of faith and conduct. 2
Timothy 3:16 Colossians 3:16.
the Bible is the complete revelation from God to man, therefore
nothing added or subtracted. Revelation 22:18-19.
the King James Version of the Bible shall be used in this church for
teaching and preaching.
the local church is a congregation of born again, immersed believers
associated together by a covenant of faith and the fellowship of the
gospel; for the purpose of Christian worship, observance of the
ordinances, promotion of Christian fellowship, instruction in
Christian doctrine, and the propagation of the gospel message Acts
the true mission of the local church is the edification of the body
of Christ, the observance of the ordinances, instruction in
Christian doctrine and the faithful witnessing of Christ to all men
as we have the opportunity. Acts 8:1, Matthew 28:19-20, Ephesians
the local church should be governed by Christ's laws, exercise the
gifts, the rights and the privileges invested in her by His Word.
Ephesians 1:22-23, Matthew
the local church has the absolute right of self-government free,
from any hierarchy of individuals or organizations. Acts15:22,
it is scriptural for the church to associate with other churches of
like faith for the propagation of the gospel and Christian
fellowship. 1 Corinthians 16:1-2, Romans 16:1-2.
the biblical command of church separation and that it is
unscriptural for this church to associate and fellowship with other
churches in activities and services that are not of like faith and
practice. Roman 16:17, 2 Corinthians 6:14, Ephesians 5:11, 2
Thessalonians 3:6-14, 2 John 10-11.
the elected officers of the local church are pastor and deacons.
Titus 1:5-9, 1
baptism is a command of the Lord Jesus Christ upon every believer.
the New Testament has two ordinances: that of baptism and the Lord’s
Supper (communion). 1 Corinthians 11:24-26, Matthew 28:19-20.
baptism is to be by immersion of the believer in water. Acts
8:38-40, Matthew 3:13-16.
baptism is to be administered to regenerated believers only and
therefore is not for infants or the unsaved. Acts2:38, 8:36-37.
baptism is a visible sign of the saving truth of the gospel. Romans
baptism does not play any part in the salvation of the sinner. John
3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9.
the Lord supper is commanded of God and represents the finished work
of the Lord Jesus Christ for all believers. Matthew 28:19.
the Lord’s Supper is a solemn and sacred privilege of every
believer. Luke 22:20.
the prerequisites to the participation in the Lord Supper are a
regenerated life an orderly walk in the Lord and self-examination. 1
Corinthians 11:27-29, Acts
the elements of the Lord's supper are unleavened bread and the fruit
of the vine (juice). Luke 22:7-20.
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