Brookwood Baptist Church Covenant
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 of Christ.
We will seek, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, 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 will seek to maintain family and private devotions; raise our children in the
nurture and admonition of the Lord; and by a pure and loving example to
seek the salvation of our family and friends.
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, we have a special
obligation now to lead a new and holy life.
We will seek to watch over each other in love; to remember one another in
prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate 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
We will, when we move from this place, 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.