Church Covenant

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Madison Baptist Church is a covenant community. That means we are defined by a promise. Mainly, we are who we are because of God's promises to us in the gospel. At the same time, part of coming into covenant with God—receiving his promises—is becoming part of his church. The church also has promises to make, and we make them to God and one another. Below you can read our church covenant:

Having been led, as we believe, by the aid of 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 Spirit, and in the presence of God, we most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.

We will engage, 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, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines.

We will contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses and budget of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.

We will engage to maintain family and private devotions; to educate our children religiously; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances.

We will engage with the world with caution and watchfulness; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our behavior; to avoid all backbiting, and excessive anger; and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.

We will engage 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 offense, but always ready for reconciliation and, mindful of the example of our Savior, to secure it without delay.