The United American Free Will Baptist Denomination, Inc.
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
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.