Articles of Faith

Here is the link to the full Articles of Faith. (Articles_Of_Faith )  They are included in the print document of our Constitution and By Laws.

Below is the Church Covenant

Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesu Christ as our Savior, on 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 and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into 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 First Baptist Church in knowledge, holiness and comfort; to promote First Baptist Church’s prosperity and spirituality; to sustain First Baptist Church’s worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrine; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of First Baptist 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 teach our children the Christian truths; 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, exemplary in our deportment; abstain from immoral behavior; 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 reconciliation without delay.

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