Having been led by the Spirit of God to receive Jesus Christ as Savior and to confess Him as Lord, and on profession of this 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, to lead a life worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him. We agree, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to work for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness, and peace; to promote its health and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to give it a sacred preeminence over all institutions of human origin; 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 agree to maintain family and personal devotions to faithfully educate our children in the Bible; to seek the salvation of our family and acquaintances; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our conduct, avoiding all behavior that is unbecoming to our Lord Jesus Christ. We further agree to give and receive admonition with gentleness and affection; to remember each other 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 instruction of our Savior to secure it without delay. We agree to uphold the historic Christian positions on marriage and the dignity of life: that human sexuality is designed for physical expression only in the bonds of marriage between one man and one woman for life; and that all human life has intrinsic value from the moment of conception. Finally, we agree that when we move from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with a local church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of the Word of God.