Church Covenant

First Baptist Church of Monticello, Utah

Church Covenant

Having been brought by Divine Grace to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and, on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we joyfully, and with the utmost seriousness, now enter into covenant with one another as one body of Christ. We acknowledge our dependence upon God and the Bible, and that we constantly need the assistance of the Holy Spirit, especially in fulfilling this covenant.

Now, therefore, in the presence of God and by His grace we commit ourselves to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, and to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

We will walk together in Christian love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

We will pray for one another and serve one another, giving preference to one another in honor, and seek after that which is good for one another.

We will bear one another’s burdens in all humility, and accept one another as the Lord has accepted us.

We will affectionately care for, watch over, and faithfully admonish one another as God gives us opportunity.

We will strive to live as Christ in the world; and denying ungodliness and worldly lusts we will seek to fulfill our calling to lead a holy life, to be salt and light, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.

We will guard our tongues, not speaking evil or complaining against one another, avoiding all gossip, not lying to one another, but instead speaking words that admonish one another.

We will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, but faithfully attend the church’s meetings for corporate worship, prayer, study, and fellowship, and will use our spiritual gifts for the common good.

We will 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 will faithfully participate in the ordinances of the church, and endeavor after unity of mind in doctrine.

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

We will abstain from all practices which bring unwarranted harm to the body or jeopardize our own faith or the faith of others.

We will practice personal and family worship, to train our children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

We will be witnesses for Christ; seeking the salvation of our family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, acquaintances and all the world.

We will, when we move from this place, as soon as possible unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.

 

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Signature                                                                                       Date

I hereby agree, with God’s help, to keep the terms of this covenant that has been made between myself, God, and the other members of the First Baptist Church of Monticello, Utah

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