In the inspiration, inerrancy, and authority of the Bible as the Word of God.
In one eternal God who is Father, Son, Holy Spirit.
- In the divinity, virgin birth, vicarious death, resurrection, ascension, and present intercessory ministry of Jesus Christ.
- That the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, convict men, regenerate, indwell, guide, teach, and empower believers.
- That all have sinned, and are lost without Jesus Christ as Savior.
- That man can only be saved by faith in the atoning sacrifice of Christ.
- That water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances to be observed, not means of salvation.
- That the local church should have as its members only those who are members of Christ’s body, baptized believers only.
- That the local church is autonomous under Christ.
- In the personal return of Christ.
- In the bodily resurrection of all the dead, the everlasting reward of believers, and the everlasting punishment of unbelievers.
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 its 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 and use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage, and 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 each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling, and 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 We realize that this history is at best incomplete. If you have any interesting facts that need to be included or think something needs to be changed, please turn your information in to the church office so that the next edition of the history will be better.