Growing Stronger – believing that God has a plan for every Christian’s growth, and that He wants godly lives and family built.
Reaching Out – believing that a changed life enables us to reach those without Christ in a way that is faithful and creative.
Serving Together – believing that God wants us to challenge and equip our members to serve Him, and that He wants every member serving.
Meeting Needs – believing that our church should address community concerns by doing good works and sharing biblical truths.
Strengthening Others – believing that God is pleased as we seek to strengthen other pastors, missionaries, and leaders.
Having been led by the Holy Spirit to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour, and on the public confession of our faith, having been immersed 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, solemnly and joyfully enter into fellowship with one another, as one body in Christ.
We purpose, therefore, by the aid of the Holy spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its growth and spirituality; to attend its services regularly; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to give faithfully of time and talent in its activities; and to contribute cheerfully and regularly, as God has prospered us, to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel throughout all nations.
We also purpose to maintain family and private devotions; to train our children according to the Word of God; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our conduct; to avoid all gossip, backbiting, and unrighteous anger, to abstain from all forms of activity which dishonor our Lord Jesus Christ, cause stumbling to a fellow believer, or hinder the winning of a soul to Christ; to be zealous in our efforts to advance the cause of Christ, our Saviour; and to give Him preeminence in all things.
We further purpose to encourage one another in the blessed hope of our Lord’s return; to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; and to be slow to take offense but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Saviour, to seek it without delay.
We moreover purpose that when we remove from this place, we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church of like faith and order where we can carry out the spirit of this purpose statement and the principles of God’s Word. In the event there is no such church, we shall seek, with the Lord’s help, to establish one.