Part I Preface

This manual will acquaint the members of the Church with the doctrines, beliefs, traditions and structure of the church.

In attempting to acquaint you with the church, we endeavor also to show that the fundamental teachings and practice of the church are scriptural, and founded on holiness.

We want you to obey the word of God, follow the spirit of Christ and adhere to the rules and regulations of the church that are based on the word of God.


Part II The Constitution

We declare our loyalty to the President of the United States of America. We pledge allegiance and fidelity to the flag and the Republic for which it stands.

We hold the Holy Scriptures (Old and New Testament) as our Bible, and our rule of Faith and Practice.

Part III The Church Covenant

The church covenant is a voluntary agreement by its members whereby they promise to conduct their lives in such a way as to glorify God and promote the on going of his church. Every member should study it carefully, refer to it often, and seek to live by it. It clearly outlines the obligations of church membership.

Covenant

Being 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, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, we do now in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.

We being led by the Spirit of God agree 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 contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and spread of the gospel through all nations.

We will maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspect in the 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 sale or use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage; and to be zealous in our effort to advance the kingdom of our savior.

We agree to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offence, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay..