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 Spirit, we do now in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into this covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.
We promise to, by the help of the Holy Spirit, walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of the Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to give it a sacred preeminence over all institutions of human origin, to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church.
We also promise 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; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; and to be enthusiastic in our efforts to advance the kingdom of God.
We further promise to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to help 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 teaching of Christ, to secure it without delay.
We promise, when we remove from this place, we will as soon as possible unite with some other Baptist church of like faith where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God's word.
COMMITMENT TO MEMBERSHIP
I Will Protect the Unity of the Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church
By acting in love toward other members. (John 15:12; Romans 15:5; James 5:8; 1 Peter 1:22)
By refusing to gossip. (Ephesians 4:29)
By following the leaders. (Hebrews 13:17)
I Will Share the Responsibility of Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church
By praying for its growth. (1 Thessalonians 1:2)
By inviting the un-churched to attend. (Luke 14:23)
By warmly welcoming those who visit. (Romans 15:7)
I Will Serve the Ministry of the Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church
By discovering my gifts and talents. (1 Peter 4:10)
By being equipped to serve by my pastor. (Ephesians 4:11-12)
By developing a servant’s heart. (Philippians 2:3-8)
I Will Support The Testimony of the Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church
By attending faithfully. (Hebrews 10:25)
By living a godly life. (Philippians 1:27)
By giving regularly. (Leviticus 27:30; 1 Corinthians 16:2)