Having been led as we believe by the Spirit of God to repent and to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and to give up ourselves to Him 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, we do now, in the presence of God, and this assembly, and relying on God's gracious aid most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
That we will work and pray for the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Eph. 4:3)
That we will exercise a Christian care and watchfulness over each other, and faithfully warn, exhort, and admonish each other as occasion may require. (Col. 1:28)
That we will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, nor neglect to pray for ourselves and others. (Heb. 10:25)
That we will strive to bring our children and any under our care in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and by a pure and loving example to seek the salvation of our family and friends. (Eph. 6:4)
That we will rejoice at each other's happiness and with tenderness and sympathy bear each other's burdens and sorrows. (Rom. 12:15, Gal. 6:2)
That, as we are the light of the world, and salt of the Earth, we will seek divine aid to enable us to deny ungodliness, and every worldly lust, and to walk circumspectly in the world, that we may win the souls of men. (Titus 2:12)
That we will work together for the continuance of a faithful evangelical ministry in this church as we sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrine. (Heb. 10:23-25)
That we will contribute cheerfully and regularly to support the ministry, the expenses of the Church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel through all nations according to the blessings God has bestowed upon us. (1 Cor. 16:2; 1Timothy 5:17-18)
That we will appreciate those who diligently labor among us and have charge over us in the Lord and give us instruction, and esteem them very highly in love because of their work. (1 Thessalonians 5:12-13)
That we will humbly obey our leaders and submit to them for they keep watch over our souls as those who will give an account, so that they may do this with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for us. (Hebrews 13:17)
That we will in all conditions, even till death, strive to live to the glory of Him who hath called us out of darkness into His marvelous light. (1 Peter 2:9)
That we will, when we move from this place, as soon as possible, unite with some other Church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all (2 Corinthians 13:14). Amen.
Our Covenant of Membership can also be found as Article 5 in our Church Constitution. If you would like to read the Constitution in its entirety, you can download it here. If you would like more information on becoming a member of FBC Wheeling, see our Membership page.