The Primitive Baptist Church Covenant
For as much as Almighty God by His Grace has been pleased to call us out of darkness into His light, and having been baptized upon a profession of faith in Christ Jesus, and having given ourselves to the Lord and one another, in a Gospel Church way, we do covenant together by the help of God:
(1) to be governed and guided by a proper discipline agreeable to the Word of God; (2) to keep up the Discipline of the Church of which we are members in brotherly affection toward each other; (3) to watch over one another and if need be, in the most tender and affectionate manner, to reprove one another; (4) to attend our church meetings; (5) to not absent ourselves from the communion of the Lord’s Supper without a lawful reason; (6) to pay the tithe and give offerings for the defraying of the church’s expenses, and for the support of the ministry*; and (7) to not irregularly depart from the fellowship of the Church, nor to remove to the bounds of distant churches without a regular letter of dismissal and placing it in the Church in which we hold membership.
These things we do covenant and agree to observe and keep sacred in the name of, and by the will of, God. Amen.
* (II Timothy 3:16-17; Malachi 3:10; Romans 12:10; Galatians 6:1; Hebrews 10:25; I Corinthians 11:26)