Friendship Baptist Church

Church Covenant

Having been led, as we believe, by the 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 Ghost, we do now in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly most solemnly and joyfully enter into a covenant with one another, as one boyd 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; and 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 devotion; 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 dealing, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drink as a beverage; and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.


It shall be understood that ministry or membership in this church means embracing and supporting, along with other Christian tenets, equally of comparable vitality, these doctrinal emphases: The divine inspiration, preservation, supremacy, and authority of the Scriptures; the Deity and humanity, virgin birth and sinless life, substitutional death and bodily resurrection, ascension and premillennial coming of Christ; likewise, the sovereignty of God; the total depravity of all men; the necessity of regeneration; Scriptural believer's baptism as pre-requisite to church membership; the Lord's supper administered by the local church; the local church as an autonomous body, separate from the world, the doctrine of the Trinity as historically and Scripturally maintained; the rapture of the church as the Christian's hope; the resurrection of the body of all Christians concurrent with the rapture; the earth-wide return of Jesus Christ; an ultimate judgment of the impenitent; a heaven of eternal duration for the saved, and eternal punishment in a place name "hell" for the lost.