Free Will Baptist Covenant

Having given ourselves to God, by faith in Jesus Christ, and adopted the Word of
God as our rule of faith and practice, we now give ourselves to one another by
the will of God in this solemn covenant.

We promise by his grace to love and obey Him in all things, to avoid all
appearance of evil, to abstain from all sinful amusements and unholy conformity
to the world, from all sanction of the use and sale of intoxicating beverages and
to provide things honest in the sight of all men.

We agree faithfully to discharge our obligations in reference to study of the
Scriptures, secret prayer, family devotions, and social worship, and by
self-denial, faith and good works endeavor to grow in grace and in the
knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

We will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together for church,
conferences, public worship, and the observance of the ordinances of the
gospel, nor fail to pay according to our ability for the support of the church, of its
poor, and all its benevolent work.

We agree to accept Christian admonition and reproof with meekness, and to
watch over one another in love, endeavoring to “keep the unity of the Spirit” in
the bonds of peace, to be careful of one another’s happiness and reputation,
and seek to strengthen the weak, encourage the afflicted, admonish the erring,
and as far as we are able, promote the success of the church and of the

We will everywhere hold Christian principle sacred and Christian obligations and
enterprises supreme; counting it our chief business in life to extend the influence
of Christ in society; constantly praying and toiling, that the Kingdom of God may
come, and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

To this end we agree to labor for the promotions of educational and
denominational enterprises, the support of missions, the success of Sunday
schools, and evangelistic efforts for the salvation of the world.

And may the God of peace sanctify us wholly, and preserve us blameless unto
the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.