As members of Walker Baptist Church, we affirm this covenant with one another by God’s grace, for our good, and ultimately for God’s glory:
Having been led by the Spirit of God to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and to surrender our lives to him, and 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, covenant together as one body in Christ.
Together, we will draw near to God in worship. We will delight in the glory of God, depend on the presence of God, grow in the knowledge of God, and submit to the Word of God as the all sufficient authority in our lives and in his church.
Together, we will hold fast to the hope we profess. We will spur one another on to love and good deeds. We will meet with one another consistently for worship and communion, pray for one another regularly, and serve one another selflessly. We will share one another’s joys and bear each other’s burdens. We will edify one another with our speech and encourage one another with our example. We will be slow to take offense and always ready for reconciliation. We will humbly and gently confront one another and receive correction from one another in accordance with a New Testament understanding of church discipline and restoration.
We also engage to maintain family and personal devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of the lost; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and Christ-like in our demeanor. We will seek, by Divine aid, to live carefully in the world, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, and remembering that, as we have been voluntarily buried by baptism and raised again from the symbolic grave, so there is on us a special obligation to lead a new and holy life.
Together, we will work for the continuance of a faithful evangelical ministry in this church as we sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines. We will give cheerfully, regularly, and generously 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 will, when we move from this local body, as soon as possible, unite with another local church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all. Amen.
The Baptist Faith & Message can be found HERE.