Having been led by the Spirit of God to profess our faith in Jesus Christ and having been baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
“We do now solemnly and joyfully affirm our covenant with God and with each other.”
We pledge to serve Christ in the fellowship of this congregation. We shall endeavor to love one another, to remember one another in prayer, to share in each other’s joys, and to sustain each other in times of distress.
“We aspire to be a fellowship of the concerned, where the lost may find Jesus Christ, sinners may find pardon, seekers may find meaning for their lives, and where all who come may find welcome.”
We shall strive to be responsible church members, through faithful attendance, study and giving.
“We shall seek to be obedient to Christ in our daily living.”
Within our homes, in our labor, and while at leisure, we shall strive for attitudes and actions which will reflect God’s spirit working through us.
“Believing that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, we shall endeavor to avoid experiences and habits which defile the body and hinder our witness.”
Bound together in fellowship of faith with all who confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, we shall pray and labor for a spirit of unity among all Christians.
“Believing that our call to be a church is a call to witness in the world, we dedicate ourselves anew as servants of the Lord of all of life.”
Whenever men are in bondage to ignorance, poverty, fear, or prejudice, we shall strive for justice, freedom, dignity, and peace.
“Whenever men are separated by barriers of hostility and distrust, we shall be ministers of God’s reconciling love.”
As we pledge our support to the work of our missionaries throughout the world, we commit ourselves to the mission in which God calls us all.
“Acknowledging our human frailties and ever seeking forgiveness, we profess our need of the Holy Spirit, and commit our lives to Jesus Christ and through Him to the care, the judgment, the deliverance, and the mercy of Almighty God, AMEN”
Adapted from the covenant prepared by Drexel Baptist Church, Drexell Hill, PA
Reprinted in Baptist Leader April, 1966