Our Covenant of Beliefs
Here at New Hope, we practice a covenant membership, unifying us not only as one church and one body, but as participating members of the New Hope family.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH COVENANT
We Are Committed to:
Having been led by the Holy Spirit to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Savior and on profession of our faith in Him, having been baptized by immersion in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
We promise that we will watch over and counsel one another in the right spirit of brotherly love, that we will remember one another in our prayers, and that we will aid each other in sickness and distress .
We further agree, 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 prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines; to give it a sacred pre-eminance over all institutions of human origin; and to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expense of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel throughout all nations .
We further covenant to maintain family and private devotions; to seek the early salvation of our children, training them in the nurture and admonition of the Lord; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to live carefully in this present world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting and excessive anger; to abstain from everything that will cause our brother to stumble or that will bring reproach upon the cause of Christ; and to strive to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, that amidst evil and good report we will humbly and earnestly seek to live to the honor and glory of Him who loved us and gave Himself for us.
We moreover engage that when we remove from this place 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.