Church Covenant

Having been led,  as we believe,  by the Spirit of God,  to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior,  and upon 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,  as one body in Christ,  most solemnly and joyfully challenge one another to maintain our Christian duty to God and the Church.

We therefore,  by the aid of the Holy Spirit,  encourage one another to walk together in Christian love;  to strive for the advancement of First Baptist Church of Lansdale in faith, knowledge,  holiness and ministry; to promote its spirituality,  prosperity and spread of the gospel;  to sustain its worship,  ordinances,  discipline and doctrines;  to contribute cheerfully and regularly to our Lord's ministry through First Baptist Church of Lansdale.

We encourage one another to maintain family and personal devotions;  to bring up our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord;  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 behavior;  to carefully consider any word or conduct that would cause a fellow Christian to be offended,  to stumble,  or to be tempted,  or that would tend to create divisions or strife within the fellowship; to avoid all gossip,  slander,  malice and anger. 

We further purpose to watch over one another in Christian love;  to remember one another in prayer,  to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy and courtesy;  to be slow to take offense but ready for reconciliation and restoration.

Desiring to honor God with our bodies,  we commit ourselves to abstain from actions and things that would do harm to the body,  which is the temple of the Holy Spirit. 

We moreover agree that when we move to another area we will,  as soon as possible,  unite with another church where we can carry out the spirit of this commitment and the principles of God's word.