Having been led by the Spirit of God, I have received Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord. (Jn. 1:12). I have been born again through the Holy Spirit (Jn. 3:6, 7; 1:13) and have publicly confessed my faith by word (Rom. 10:8-10) and in baptism (Rom. 6:3-5). I subscribe to the Articles of Faith of my Church and do now in the presence of God and this assembly solemnly and joyfully enters into covenant with the members of Peaceful Rest Baptist Church.
- To walk lovingly (Jn. 13:34, 35) and humbly with my Brethren (I Pet. 5:6, Rom. 12:3); to pray for them (James 5:16); to separate myself from worldly and unchristian practices (Titus 2:12) to abstain from the use and sale of intoxicants.
- To pray for the advancement of my Church in knowledge, spiritual growth and fruitfulness (Jn. 15:8, 16); to uphold it through faithful attendance to worship, training and teaching; to observe its ordinances (Mat. 28:19-20, I Cor. 11:24-27; Heb. 10:25) and affirm its teaching (I Pet. 3:15; Jude 3)
- To give regularly and cheerfully to my Church as God prospers, for support of the evangelistic teaching and training ministry among us (II Cor. 9:6, 7; I Cor. 16:2); for the gospel both here and all over the Earth (Mat. 28:19, 20)
- To serve faithfully in some activity in the Church body according to God’s leading and according to my spiritual gifts and abilities (Rom. 12:4-8, Jas. 1:22-24, 2:18); taking care to assume only such duties as can be effectively performed (I Cor. 4:2); to improve my service by prayerful study of God’s word (II Tim. 2:15)
- To maintain family worship, training and discipline in my home. To encourage family prayer, Bible study and spiritual growth for any under my care (Eph. 6:1-4, Prov. 22:6)
- To endeavor by my example (Mat. 5:16), witness (I Pet. 3:15) and effort to point people to Christ and to do my part in building them up in the faith (Mat. 28:19, 20; Eph. 4:11-16; Col. 1:28).
- To follow the Bible as my rule of faith and practice (II Tim. 3:16, 17).
- To endeavor to understand and appreciate my fellow members in the Church, especially those who may have personalities, ministries and backgrounds quite different than mine. To act as a peacemaker among the believers promoting harmony and unity in the Body (II Cor. 5:19, 14:1-7, I Cor. 12:4-7, 18-28; Col. 3:26-28)
- To endeavor to put into practice the Scriptures relating to our Church as the Body of Christ (Rom. 12:6-16; I Cor. 12:11-27, Eph. 4:11-16)