Franconia Baptist Church Covenant
Having been led by the influence of the Holy Spirit to receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior we do now solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another. As members of Franconia Baptist Church:
We will walk together in brotherly love (John 13:34-35).
We will bear each other’s burdens with tenderness and sympathy and celebrate each other’s joys and blessings (Gal. 6:2; James 2:14-17).
We will work together for the spread of the Gospel, both by proclamation and by personal example (Acts 1:8; Matt. 28:19-20; Matt. 5:12-16).
We will strive for the development of a healthy church, its ministries, and its members (Phil. 1:27; 1 Cor. 15:58).
We will endeavor to bring up all of those under our care in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, exercising Christian care and watchfulness over each other (Titus 2:1-6; Deut. 6:4-7; 2 Tim. 2:15; 1 Cor. 5:1-2; Heb. 3:12-14).
We will not forsake the regular gathering of the body nor neglect our duty to pray for the church, its members, and ourselves (Heb 10:24-25; 1 Cor. 11:23-26; James 5:16).
We will seek, by divine aid, to walk according to biblical principles, to be just in our dealings, and gracious in our interactions, denying all ungodliness and worldly lusts (Eph. 5:15-21; 1 Pet. 2:11-12; 1 John 2:15-17).
Upon leaving this church we will, as soon as possible, unite with another church of like faith, teaching, and values, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God our Father, and the fellowship of His Holy Spirit be with us all. Amen.