Mechanicsville Baptist Church Covenant
Adopted December, 2002
This Body shall be known as Mechanicsville Baptist Church, as established by our forefathers in 1828, Louisa County, Virginia, and affiliated with the Goshen Baptist Association.
Having been led by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, we do now, in the presence of God, and this Assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into a covenant with one another, as one Body in Christ.
We embrace our mission to equip every member of our Church to effectively and lovingly reach our community and world for Christ.
We covenant to rear our children in the discipline of the Lord and faithfully teach them the scriptures; 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, exemplary in our deportment, pure in speech and respectful of our bodies as God’s temples.
We engage, 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, comfort, and spiritual growth; 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 needy, and the spread of the Gospel through all nations.
We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the Kingdom of our Savior; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.
We moreover engage that when we move from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with another church, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and principles of God’s Word.
We further believe that we are united by the grace of God in Christian experience. We recognize and receive the Bible as the inspired Word of God and agree to accept it as our rule of faith and practice.