First Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church 

"Walking by Faith not by sight" II Corinthians. 5:7


            Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour; 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, 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 and holiness; to give it a place in our affections, prayers and services above every organization of human origin; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrine; to contribute cheerfully and regularly, as God has prospered us, toward its expenses, for the support of a faithful and evangelical ministry  among us, the relief of the poor and the spread of the Gospel throughout the world.  In case of difference of opinion in the church, we will strive to avoid a contentious spirit, and if we cannot unanimously agree, we will cheerfully  recognize the right of the majority to govern.         

            We also engage to maintain family and secret devotion; to study diligently  the word of God; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of  our kindred and acquaintance; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be kind and  just to those in our employ, and faithful in the service we promise others;  endeavoring in the purity of heart and good will towards all men to  exemplify and commend our holy faith.               

            We further engage to watch over, to pray for, to exhort and stir up each  other unto every good word and work; to guard each other’s reputation, not  needlessly exposing the infirmities of others; to participate in each other’s joys,   and with tender sympathy bear one another’s burdens and sorrows; to  cultivate Christian courtesy; to be slow to give or take offense, but always  ready  for reconciliation, being mindful of the rules of the Saviour in the eighteen chapter of Matthew, to secure it without delay; and through life, amid evil report, and  good report, to seek to live to the glory of God, who  hath called us out of darkness into his marvelous light.       

             When we remove from this place, we engage as soon as possible to unite  with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s word.


We've Come This Far By Faith
Michael M. Smith (Worship of a Redeemed Man)

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