Covenant

God established a covenant relationship, first with His people –Israel, and then a new covenant with His people-the church. Therefore, as members of God’s covenant known as the First Southern Baptist Church of Kingman, Arizona, we commit ourselves to God and to one another to be Christ like in our lives and relationships through the presence, guidance and power of God’s Holy Spirit.

We will work and serve together for the continuance of a faithful evangelical ministry in this church, as we sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, ministries, and doctrines. 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 to one another.

We will love one another as Christ loved us, honor one another above ourselves, be kind and compassionate to one another, encourage and build up one another, comfort one another, and offer hospitality to one another.

We will have a spirit of unity based on our common bond in Christ, be perfectly united in mind and thought, meet together regularly, have equal concern for each other, suffer when on suffers and rejoice when one is honored.

We will use our God-given knowledge to instruct one another, use the Word of God to teach and admonish one another, and nurture one another toward spiritual maturity measured by the life and ministry of Jesus.

We will confess our sins to one another, pray for each other, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with one another, forgive on another as the Lord forgave us, gently restore those who sin and repent, and only as a last resort take our disputes with a fellow member before a civil court.

We will not talk negatively about one another, not pass judgement on one another, not put any stumbling in one another’s way, and not be morally impure, not use obscenities, not be greedy, and not be involved with alcohol or drugs and their resulting evils; but we will be filled with the Spirit.

We will work together to accomplish our purposes of worshiping God, evangelizing unbelievers, and equipping them to minister in the church and to serve in missions around the world for the glory of God.