Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Our Covenant

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 in His penal and substitutionary death on the cross and bodily resurrection as the firstborn from the dead, and having been baptized in the name of the Father, and 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.

As members of Quidnessett Baptist Church, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves:

  • To walk together in Christian love (1 Cor. 13; Eph.5:1-2; 1 Pet. 1:22)
  • To strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness and spiritual maturity (Eph. 4:7-14; Phil 1:9-10)
  • To promote its biblical unity and spirituality (Eph. 2:18-22; 4:1-6)
  • To sustain its worship, ordinances, disciplines, and doctrines (John 4:23-24; Acts 2:42-47)
  • To make the Scriptures our rule of life in all areas (2 Tim. 3:16-17; Heb. 4:12)
  • To be faithful to the house of God and the corporate worship of the Body (Heb. 10:23-35)
  • To contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations (2 Cor. 9:6-8; Gal. 2:10; James 1:27)

In our personal lives, by God’s grace, we commit:

  • To maintain family and personal devotions (Deut. 6:4-7; Ps. 63:1)
  • To biblically educate our children (Deut. 6:4-7; Prov. 2:1-5; Eph. 6:1-4)
  • To seek the salvation of our families and acquaintances (Matt. 9:35-37; Rom. 10:1)
  • To walk wisely in the world (Ps. 1:1-2; Eph. 5:15-16; 1 Jn. 2:15-16)
  • To be just in our dealings, faithful in our commitments, and exemplary in our conduct (Phil. 1:27; 2:14-16; Col. 3:1-10)
  • To avoid gossip, backbiting, slander and all other forms of non-edifying speech (Eph. 4:29; James 3:5-10)
  • To be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior as we look forward to His return (Rom. 12:11; 1 Cor. 15:58; Titus 2:11-14)

As obedient brothers and sisters in Christ, we commit:

  • To watch over one another in brotherly love (Jn. 13:34-35; 1 Thess. 4:9-10; 1 Pet. 4:8; 1 Jn.3:16-18)
  • To remember each other in prayer (2 Cor. 1:11; Col. 4:2-3)
  • To aid each other in sickness and distress (1 Cor. 12:16; Gal. 6:2; James 5:16)
  • To cultivate all the Fruit of the Spirit through submission and obedience to Him (Gal. 5:22-26; Eph. 5:19-21)
  • To be slow to take offense or give offense; always ready for reconciliation as exemplified by our Lord (Matt. 18:15; Col. 3:12-13)

In submission to the headship of Christ, we submit to the leadership that He places over this church. We also affirm that, should 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 (Acts 2:42)

Affirmed January, 2011