THE CHURCH COVENANT

“Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy,  fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.” (Philippians 2: 1-4, NKJV)



              We, the members of Delaware Avenue Baptist Church, having accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, and having been baptized in the name of the father, and of the son, and of the Holy Spirit, do joyfully and solemnly enter into covenant, one with another, as one body in Christ.

               We promise, as the Lord shall enables 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 to come into fellowship with God through the acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior.  As a fellowship of believers, 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, 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 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 a worthy example of Christians living together.

                We covenant that when we remove from this community we will unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of the covenant and the teachings of God’s Word.  May the blessings of God our father, Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord, and the Holy Spirit our Helper and Guide ever rest upon us.

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