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First Baptist Church Constitution

“And they entered into a covenant to seek the Lord God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul”.
 II Chronicles 15:12

CHURCH COVENANT

Having been led, as we believe, by the Holy Spirit, to accept Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord, and, upon profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we now enter into covenant engagements with one another, relying upon divine grace to enable us to fulfill our vows.

We promise, as the Lord shall enable us, to strive daily to live after the spirit and teachings of Christ, and to do all in our power to create a spiritual atmosphere within the church which will make it both easy and natural for others whether old or young, to come into fellowship with God and into saving relationship with Jesus Christ.

As a fellowship of Christians, we promise by the help of God to walk together in love, to remember each other in prayer, to advance each other’s temporal and spiritual welfare, to stand for the sanctity and observance of law, and to rear our children under a Christian discipline. We further promise to strive for the advancement of our church in knowledge, in service and spirituality, to observe its ordinances, to attend its services as faithfully as possible, to contribute regularly to its local and missionary enterprises, to strive for such adherence to the ideals and principles of Christ in all our life contacts, as will commend the Christian way of life to our friends and give to the community at large an example of group living on a genuinely Christian level.

Moreover, we covenant that when we remove from this community we will, with the least possible delay, unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant, and the teachings of God’s Word.

And may the blessing of God, our Father, Jesus Christ, Our Savior and Lord and the Holy Spirit, our Helper and Guide, ever rest upon us.

The Church Constitution is currently under mandatory review and revision, upon completion of this review and approval, it will be available on this page in PDF format.

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