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BELIEFS

CHURCH COVENANT

Having been led as we believe, by the spirit of God, to trust the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on the profession of our 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 and this assembly most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.

 

We engage therefore by the aid of the indwelling Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of Oak City Baptist Church; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines; to support, encourage and assist, as possible, the ministerial staff; to contribute materially and cheerfully to the spread of the gospel through this local church.

 

We also engage to maintain family and personal devotion; to Biblically educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our commitments, to be exemplary in our application of Biblical moral principles, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the Kingdom of our Savior.

 

We further engage to watch over one another as members of the same family; to remember 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 offense, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Savior, to secure it without delay.

 

We moreover engage that when we remove from this place, we will as soon as possible unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this statement of faith, covenant, and the principles of God's Word.