At Faith Baptist Church (FBC), our goal is to reach as many people as possible with the Gospel of Jesus Christ in as many ways as possible. We desire to lead all people to Christ and then to teach believers to do all that Jesus taught so that they truly Live Like Jesus and shine the light.
Having been lead by the Holy Spirit to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on the public confession of our faith, having been baptized by immersion, we do now, in the presence of God and this assembly, solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.
We purpose, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, in holiness and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to attend its services regularly; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines; to give faithfully of time and talent in its activities; to give it sacred preeminence over all institutions of human origin; to contribute cheerfully and regularly, as God has prospered us, to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel throughout all nations.
We also purpose to maintain family and private devotions; to train our children according to the Word of God; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, exemplary in our conduct. We also purpose to avoid all gossip, backbiting and unrighteous anger; to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating beverages and illegal drugs; and to abstain from all forms of activity which dishonor our Lord Jesus Christ. We further purpose to avoid being a cause of stumbling to a fellow believer or a hindrance to the winning of a soul to Christ; to be zealous in our efforts to advance the cause of Christ, our Savior; and to give Him preeminence in all things.
We further purpose to encourage one another in the blessed hope of our Lord's return; 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 words of our Savior, to seek it without delay.We moreover purpose that when we leave this fellowship, we will as soon as possible, unite with some other church of like faith and order where we can carry out the spirit of the covenant and the principles of God’s Word. In the event there is no such church, we shall seek, with the Lord’s help, to establish one.