Church Covenant

By the divine grace of God, we have been led to repent of our sin and believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, and to give up ourselves to Him. We have confessed our faith and been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Now, therefore, in the presence of God and by His grace, we joyfully and solemnly enter into a holy covenant with the members of Christ Reformed Baptist Church.

Matt 4:17; 28:18-20; John 3:1-8; 6:44; Acts 2:38-41, 11:23; Rom 3:23, 6:23, 12:1; Gal 1:3-4; Eph 1:5-6; Heb 8:8-13, 13-20
We engage to walk together in Christian love through the power of the Holy Spirit; striving for the advancement of this church in holiness, knowledge, and peace.

Lev 11:44; Mic 6:8; Matt 5:43-48, 22:37-40; Luke 1:74-75; John 13:34-35, 15:12,17; Rom 6:19-22, 12:10, 15:14; Cor 3:14-19, 4:11-16, 12:14-20, 2 Cor 7:1, 13:11; Gal 6:10; Eph 3:14-19, 4:11-16, 4:20-24, 5:2, 5:15-21; Phil 2:1-4, 3:8-11; 1 Thess 3:12-13, 4:7-8; Titus 2:1-3; Heb 10:24, 12:10-14; 1 Pet 1:16, 2:1-3, 1 John  3:16-18, 4:7-8

Unless providentially hindered, we will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, but faithfully attend all of the church’s regularly scheduled meetings for worship, prayer, study, and fellowship, and will use our spiritual gifts for the common good.

Neh 13:15-22; Isa 58:13-14; Acts 2:40-47; Rom 12:1-16; 1 Cor 12:13-14; Eph 5:18-21; Col 3:12-17; Heb 10:25

We pledge, with unity of mind in doctrine, to faithfully participate in the ordinances of the church, the Lord’s Supper, and Believer’s Baptism.

Unity of mind in doctrine: Ps 133:1; John 7:16-18; Acts 2:42, 5:27-28; Rom 16:17; 1 Cor 1:10; Eph 4:11-16; Phil 2:1-2; 1 Tim 4:16, 6:3-5; 2 Tim 3:16-17, 4:1-4; Titus 1:9; 2 John 9-10; Baptism: Matt 28:18-20; Acts 2:41, 10:43-47, 16:30-34; Col 2:11-12; Lord’s Supper: Matt 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:9-20; Rom 6:1-5; 1 Cor 11:17-34; 1 Cor 10:16-17

We will contribute cheerfully and regularly to this church for its general ministry and expenses, the relief of the poor, the cause of reformation and revival, and the spread of the Gospel throughout all nations.

Deut 15:7-11; Prov 19:17, 22:9; Matt 28:18-20; Acts 2:44-45; Romans 15:25-28; 2 Cor 8:1-15, 9:3-15; 1 Cor 16: 1-4

We will strive by God’s grace and power, to live as Christ in the world, and denying ungodliness and worldly lusts we will seek to fulfill our calling to be salt and light, illustrating our special obligation to lead a new and holy life. 

Mic 6:8, Rom 8:1-17; 1 Cor 4:1-12; 2 Cor 5:14-17, 3:18; Gal 5:22-23

We will be just and honest in our dealings and faithful in our responsibilities and commitments.

Deut 25:13-16, Exodus 23:1-3, Lev 19:35-36, Prov 16:7-9, Ps 24:3-4, Mic 6:8, 1 Thess 4:9-12

We will abide by the standards of sexual purity, ethical integrity, and spiritual fidelity as taught in the Bible.  We value the sanctity of human life, born and unborn, young and old; we hold to marriage as being between one man and one woman, using scripture as our final authority.

Matt 5:31-32, 19:8-9; Mark 7:20-22; Rom 13:12-14; 1 Cor 5:1-2, 10-12, 6:9-20, 7:2, 8-9, 10:13; Gal 5:19-21; Eph 5:2-4; Col 4:3-6, 1 Thess 4:1-8, Heb 13:4

We will both submit to the authority of the church’s discipline upon ourselves and lovingly assume our responsibility to participate in the discipline of other members, as taught in Scripture.

Matt 18:15-17; 1 Thess 5:14-15; 1 Tim 5:20

We purpose to watch over one another in brotherly love as becomes the members of a Christian Church, to remember one another in prayer, to cultivate Christian compassion and courtesy, to rejoice at each other’s happiness and endeavor with tenderness and sympathy to bear each other’s burdens and sorrows.

Rom 12:9-11; 1 Thess 4:9-10; Heb 13:1-3; Js 5:15-17; 1 Pet 1:22, 3:8-17; 2 Pet 1:5-10

Believing that personal holiness and the pursuit of peace with others accompany true faith in Christ, we will be slow to take offense, always eager to seek the reconciliation Christ commands, and will work to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Ps 133:1; Matt 5:23-24; 2 Cor 13:11; Eph 4:1-7; Js 1:19; 1 Pet 1:16

We resolve to practice personal and family worship, to train our children and all persons under our care in the discipline and instruction of the Lord, and to seek the salvation of our family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, acquaintances, and of the entire world.

Deut 6:4-9; Prov 22:6; Matt 28:18-20; Eph 6:4

We promise that if, in the providence of God, we leave this church we will diligently seek to unite with another church where we can continue to carry out the spirit of this covenant and principles of God’s Word.

Ps 95:6-7; Heb 10:25

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with us all. Amen.