The History of the Congregational Church - Chapter 6
By Rev. John A. Ross
(Hampton: Printed for the Parish - 1902)Back to previous section -- Forward to next section -- Return to Table of Contents
Form of Covenant
You do now cordially join yourself to this as a Church of Christ, engaging to submit to its discipline so far as conformable to the rules of the Gospel; and solemnly covenanting to strive, as much as in you lies, for its gospel peace, edification and purity; and to walk with its members in all memberlike love, faithfulness, circumspection, and sobriety.
Thus you covenant, promise and engage.
We do now receive you into our communion, and promise to watch over you with Christian affection and tenderness, ever treating you in love as a member of the body of Christ, who is Head over all things to the church. This we do, imploring the Great Shepherd of Israel, our Lord and Redeemer, that both we and you may have wisdom and grace, to be faithful in his covenant, and to glorify him with the holiness which becomes his house forever.