Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church

Church Covenant

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 of the Holy

Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God 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 its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines;

to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the 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 of, and use of, intoxicating drinks as a beverage; 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 one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and

distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian

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 without

delay. We moreover engage that when we remove 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.