Church Covenant


        Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, convicted by the power of

God, and born again by grace through faith in 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 Outreach Missionary

Baptist Church, as one body in Christ.

        We pledge, 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 its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain it worship, discipline, and doctrines; to

observe the Church ordinances of the believer's Baptism and the Lord's Supper as

authorized by our local Church; to contribute cheerfully and regulary to the support of the

ministry, the expenses of this Church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel to all

nations.

        We also pledge to maintain family and personal devotions; to religiously educate

our children, to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to be a Christ-like

example to the world; to preserve the sanctity of life; to be just in our dealings and faithful in

our engagements; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the

sale and use of illegal drugs and intoxicating drinks as a beverage; to shun pornography,

homosexuality, and gambling; and to be zealous in our efforts and advance the kingdom of

our Savior.

        We further pledge 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 pledge that if or when we remove ourselves from this place, 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 Gods Word.