Church Covenant

Having been led by the grace of God through the life-giving power of the Holy Spirit to repent of my sin and in faith turn to Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and having given public testimony of this faith through baptism by immersion, we now joyfully and solemnly enter into this covenant with the members of Living Word Baptist Church: We commit, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to affirm and follow the Statement of Faith and Covenant in the Church Bylaws, to walk together in love, to remember one another in prayer, to help one another in times of need, to exercise gentleness and humility in our dealings with one another as we speak the truth in love, to be faithful in our responsibilities and commitments, to be just and honest in our dealings, and to honor ourselves and others for Christ’s sake through sexual purity, personal integrity, and abstaining from things or practices which bring harm to our faith or the faith of another.

We commit to faithful participation in times of worship, prayer, study, and fellowship with other believers, to the building up of the church by using our spiritual gifts in ministry, to contributing cheerfully and regularly for the ministry and expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel to the world.

We commit to practice personal and family worship, to train our children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord, and to seek the salvation of our family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, acquaintances, and all peoples of the world.

We have read the Articles and Bylaws including those policies dealing with church discipline, conflict resolution and members’ rights and responsibilities and holy covenant and agree to be bound by the Articles and Bylaws and accompanying policies and procedures.