One of the ways we seek to describe how we are church to and with each other is our Church Covenant. Reciting these promises in worship together reminds us of the shared commitments we make to each other as fellow pilgrims on the journey of faith.
Having been called by God and led by the Holy Spirit to confess Jesus Christ as Lord, and having been baptized into the Church gathered in this place and throughout the world, we enter into covenant with God and with one another.
- to worship together, witnessing to God’s redemptive and sustaining grace
- to seek to grow in the knowledge of God revealed in Jesus and in our own personal
- to study the Bible and to pray for guidance from the Holy Spirit in applying its
teachings to our lives
- to instruct others in the Christian faith and in our Baptist heritage
- to teach the children among us by word and example that in obedience to God they
will find life’s highest purpose and richest meanings
- to love one another, being slow to judge and quick to forgive
- to celebrate different views and gifts among us, confident that we are one body in
- to minister to one another with compassion, sharing both joys and sorrows
- to contribute time, money, and abilities to the Church’s ministry
- to proclaim the gospel to those who do not know Jesus as savior
- to embody God’s forgiveness in all our relationships, both at home and at work
- to promote peace and justice wherever we touch other lives
- to support the mission of the Church by feeding, housing, and befriending the needy
- to seek the kingdom of God on earth, knowing that nothing can separate us from
We enter into this covenant freely, promising to abide by its claims on our lives and to renew it regularly with one another before God.