Church Covenant

Trinity Bible Church

Rock Hill, S.C.

We, the members of TRINITY BIBLE CHURCH, do all solemnly enter into covenant one with another as follows:

Having been born again by the grace of God through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and being justified on the ground of his shed blood, and having confessed our faith before men, we do now in the presence of God and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant one with another as one body in Christ.

We engage, by the power 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 purity, peace, and prosperity; to pray and work for its spirituality; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of its ministry, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel to all nations.

We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions, that we may grow in the knowledge and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ; to educate our children in the Word of His grace; and, to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances.

We engage, too, by the grace and power of God, that as strangers and pilgrims we will abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul; that we will put away from us all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking; and that we will be kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven us.

We further engage to submit ourselves to the government and discipline of the Elders of this church and “to obey them that have rule over us, and submit ourselves; for they watch for our souls, as they that must give account.”  Should we remove from this place, we will, as soon as possible, unite with another body of Christians where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of the Word of God.