WMBC Membership Covenant
Having been led, as we believe, 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, and the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we so now, in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, most seriously and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.
We promise, 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 grace; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly by tithes and offerings to the support of our local church, the expenses of the ministry, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.
We also promise to maintain family and personal devotions; to educate our children in the Christian faith and the Bible; to seek the salvation of our family, friends, and acquaintances; to walk wisely in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our actions and attitudes; to avoid tattling, gossip, unkind remarks, and excessive anger; to encourage and support each other in sustaining God’s design for marriage as the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime; if not married, to refrain from all sexual immorality and avoid living together intimately with another person so that the Bible’s instruction for singleness is upheld; to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drinks, drugs, and pornography, and from all practices that jeopardize our own or another’s faith; to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior;
We further promise to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each 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.
We moreover promise that when we move from this congregation, we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.