ELYRIA BAPTIST CHURCH
This is our Church Covenant:
We, as God’s elect, having been led by the Holy Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, based on this profession of faith, have been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. We now in the presence of God and this assembly, enter into a covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
We bind by pledge, through the leadership of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love and to strive for the advancement of the Church in knowledge and holiness. Furthermore, we promise to promote spirituality by sustaining worship through the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, Doctrine, Discipleship, Discipline, and the Spread of the Gospel. We also agree to promote the prosperity of the Church by contributing cheerfully and regularly to its ministries and expenses.
We also bind by pledge to maintain family and secret devotions, to religiously educate our children, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the work of the Lord Jesus in this Age of Grace. We vow to walk cautiously in the world, to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our behavior. We will avoid all tattling, gossiping, backbiting, and excessive anger.
We further vow 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 feelings and courtesy in speech, to be slow to take offense, to be always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the commandments of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
By making this covenant, we are bound by pledge that if the Lord should choose to remove us 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.