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Church Partnership Covenant

Church Partnership Covenant

Since we have been led by the Holy Spirit to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal  Saviour, and  have publicly confessed our  faith in Him by willingly submitting to the ordinance of  baptised by immersion,  we  do  now,  in the  presence  of  God  and this assembly,  solemnly and joyfully  enter into this agreement with one another, as one body in Christ.

We agree, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to  walk together  in Christian  love;  to strive  for the advancement  of this  church in  Biblical knowledge, discipline and evangelistic zeal;  to  give  it a  sacred  pre-eminence  over all institutions  of human origin;  to submit to the Spiritual leadership of its officers as they teach God’s word with authority; to give faithfully of time and  talent to  its ministries;  to contribute cheerfully and regularly,  as God has prospered us, so as to support the ministry Church.

We  also  agree  to maintain  family  and  private devotions;  to train our children according to the Word of God;   to seek the salvation of our friends, neighbours and relatives; to live honestly  in the  world;  to  be just in our dealings,  faithful in our  engagements,  and exemplary in our  conduct;  to abstain from all activities which dishonour  our Lord  Jesus  Christ;  or cause  a  fellow believer to return to a life of sin; to  be zealous  in  our efforts  to  advance the  cause of Christ,  our Saviour;  and  to give Him pre-eminence in all things.

We  further agree  to encourage  one another  in the blessed  hope of  our Lord’s literal, imminent, premillennial return  for  His  Bride;  to  watch  over  one  another in brotherly  love;  to  remember Pastors,   Deacons and each other  in  prayer; to aid  each  other  in  sickness and distress;   to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offence, but always ready  for reconciliation, and, mindful of the teaching of our Saviour, to seek it without delay.

We  moreover agree  that  when we  remove  from this place  we will as  soon as possible  unite with some other Church  of like faith and order where we can carry out the spirit  of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word. In  the event that there is no such Church, we shall seek, with the Lords help to establish one.

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