Our core values and church covenant.
We believe the Holy Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of the virgin Mary, who lived a sinless life and died for our sins.
We believe in His ascention to Heaven, His bodily ressurection, and that He shall return to bring His followers home to Heaven.
We believe that there is only one true and living God, who exists in the essence of God the Father, The Son (Jesus Christ), and The Holy Spirit.
We believe that the only way to Heaven is through the acceptance and acknowledgement of Jesus as our savior. That he died for our sins and that he has arisen.
We believe that Baptism is the symbolic death of our old lives through brief submersion in water. When we rise from the water, it represents our new life as a follower of Jesus and a Child of God.
Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, we do now in the presence of God, angels, and this assemble, most joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.
We engage therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this Church; in knowledge, holiness and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines; to give it a sacred pre-eminence over all institutions of human origin; to 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 also engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; the seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Saviour.
We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; 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 rule of our Saviour 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 covenant and the principles of God's Word.