Having been led, as we believe, by the Holy Spirit of God to receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, and having been baptized by immersion in accordance with Christ’s command, we do now in the presence of God and our fellow members solemnly enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
Being deeply conscious of the eternal life that is now mine, it is my earnest desire and intent that with His help, I will express and exemplify this new life in my every relationship.
Having come into a personal relationship with Jesus, I am determined to cultivate and deepen that fellowship by daily prayer, Bible reading, and meditation. I will seek to love God with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength; to maintain an attitude of openness to the presence, guidance, and power of His Spirit; and to treat my body with the honor, respect, and purity due His temple.
Finding myself within the relationship of the home, I will do all within my power to make my home truly Christian. To this end, I will maintain regular family worship, and seek to exemplify the spirit of Jesus in my relationships with all members of my family.
With joy I have taken my place in the family of God – the Church Universal, and its expression in this local Church, I accept the responsibility for its upbuilding, and to this end I commit myself to wholeheartedly support this Church in its local and world-wide ministry with my time, abilities, and possessions. I will strive for the unity of the Church, praying for, helping, forgiving, and being considerate toward my fellow members in Christian love.
As Jesus has purposed that I should be in the world but not of it, I am determined that my love and obedience to Him be exemplified in my every relationship in the world – personal, social, business, political, and academic, loving my neighbor as myself. I will seek first His Kingdom, and will strive to avoid being ensnared by the standards and values of the world. I accept as a privilege the task of introducing others to Him, and will refrain from anything that would mar the witness of my life and lips.
Realizing my own inadequacy, I will earnestly seek the help of the Holy Spirit and the fellowship of the Church in the accomplishment of these purposes, to the glory of God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.