ALPINE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH COVENANT
Having been led, as we believe by the Spirit of God, to repent and believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, and having been baptized upon on our profession of faith in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, relying on His gracious aid, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
We will work and pray for the unity of the Spirit and the bond of peace. We will walk together in brotherly love as Christ commands and affectionately care for one another. We will watch over one another and faithfully admonish and entreat one another as occasion may require. We will be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to take offense. We will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, nor neglect to pray for one another and for others. We will aid one another in sickness and distress. We will rejoice at one another's happiness and bear one another’s burdens and sorrows.
We will follow the biblical precepts for husbands and wives, and for parents and children. We will endeavor to lead those under our care in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. We will seek the salvation of our family, friends, and neighbors.
We will work together to maintain a faithful evangelical ministry in this church, as we sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines. We will use our spiritual gifts and talents in service to the church. We will contribute cheerfully and regularly to the expenses of the church, the needs of our neighbors, and the spread of the Gospel through all nations.
We will strive to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the world, denying ungodliness and worldly passions, and remembering that, as we have been symbolically buried and resurrected in baptism, we have a special obligation to live a new and holy life. So far as it depends on us, we will live peaceably with all.
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.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all. Amen.