Having been led, as we believe by the Spirit of GOD, to receive the LORD JESUS CHRIST as our savior, and on the profession of our faith having been baptized in the name of the FATHER and of the SON, and the HOLY SPIRIT, we do now, in the presence of GOD, angels and this assembly, most solemnly and 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 it's prosperity and spirituality; to sustain it's worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrine; to give it a sacred pre- eminence over all institutions of human origin; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to 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; to 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 drink as a beverage, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our SAVIOR.
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 rules of our SAVIOR to secure it with out delay.
We moreover engage that when we remove from this place, that we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church of like faith and order, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of GOD'S WORD