FWB Church Covenant

The United American Free Will Baptist Denomination, Inc.

 

Church Covenant

Having given ourselves to God through Jesus Christ, and adopted the preceding articles as our confession of faith, we now give ourselves to each other by the will of God, and agree to the following Church Covenant:

 

 1.  We solemnly covenant, before God, that we will strive, by His assisting grace, to exemplify our profession by a corresponding practice.  We covenant and agree, as members of the Church and as Christians to watch over watch other in love for mutual upbuilding in Gospel faith, endeavoring to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace, to be careful of each other's reputation, to confess our faults one to another, to strengthen the feeble and kindly admonish the erring, and to labor together for the building up of the Church and the denomination, and the salvation of sinners.

 

2.  We promise that we will faithfully and constantly maintain secret and family prayer, and religiously instruct those under our care.

 

3.  We covenant and agree to use our influence to sustain the regular public worship of God, contributing according to our ability and circumstances for the support of our ministry and other Church expenses among us; that we will be benevolent to the needy, especially to the poor of our own Church.

 

4.  We promise that, so far as we shall be able, we will attend public worship, the social meetings of the Church, and report ourselves regularly at the quarterly conferences, and that we will walk in all the ordinances of the Lord's house.

 

5.  We covenant and agree that we will abstain from all vain amusements and sinful conformity to the world; that we will not traffic in, use, nor furnish to others, drugs, intoxicating drinks as a beverage and that we will sustain the benevolent enterprises of our denomination and the Church, as missions, education, Sabbath schools, moral reforms, and all others which tend to the glory of God and the welfare of man.

 

    And may the God of peace sanctify us holy, and preserve us blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, that we may join the glorified around the throne of God in ascribing blessings, and honor, and power, and glory to Him that sitteth on the throng and unto the precious Lamb forever.

Amen.

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