Cornerstone Baptist Church Covenant

1. Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord; 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, angels and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.

2. Our passion…our desire is to advance a passion to magnify Christ Jesus in all that we do to the praise and honor of His glory.

3. We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love, to strive for the advancement of Cornerstone Baptist 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 those in prison. We will also strive to come together on each Lord’s Day when possible and join together at other times to minister to brothers and sisters in Christ, to those who are lost, and to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our surrounding area and beyond.

4. We also engage to maintain family and private devotions; to educate our children in the Christian faith; to walk in a manner worthy of Jesus Christ the Lord; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment, to avoid all tattling, backbiting and excessive anger; to seek God's help in abstaining from all drugs, food, drink, and practices which bring unwarranted harm to the body or jeopardize our own or another's faith.

5. We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another 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 rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.

6. We moreover engage that when we remove from this place, we will, if possible, unite with a church where we can carry out the articles of this confession and the spirit of this covenant.

Adapted from Jim Elliff’s Christian Communicator’s Worldwide Church Covenant