January 27, 2016


According to Article III of the Kingman First SBC Church Constitution:

The following Covenant expresses the commitment of the members to these purposes:

Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus as our Savior, and on the profession of 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, angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into this Covenant with one another as one body in Christ.

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

We also engage to remain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; 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, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all thoughts, attitudes, and actions set out in the Bible as being contrary to God’s purpose for men; to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage; and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the Kingdom of our Savior.

We further 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 in courtesy of speech; to be slow to take offense but always ready for reconciliation, and, mindful of the rules of our Savior, to secure it without delay.

Moreover, we engage that, when we remove from this place, we will unite, as soon as possible, with some other Church where we can carry out the spirit of this Covenant and the principles of God’s Word.