Startown First Baptist Church
“Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care”
Having been led, as we believe, by the Holy Spirit of God, to receive the
Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, 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, angels and this assembly, most
solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in
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 maintain family and secret devotions, to religiously
educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and
acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world, and exemplary in our
deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting and excessive anger; to
abstain from the sale of 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 courtesy in 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.