In accordance with the Revelation of God given in the
Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments,
1. We believe in one God, Eternal and Almighty, who
made heaven and earth, and whom we have come to know as Father through the Lord
2. We believe in Jesus
Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, who was born of the Virgin Mary and
became Man. He revealed in a life of humble service the glory of God, and for our
sins he died, being crucified in the time of Pontius Pilate. On the third day
he rose again from the dead, and he, ascended into heaven. We acknowledge him
as Saviour and Lord and we look for his coming again
3. We believe in the Holy
Spirit of God, the Lord, the Giver of life. He is the
revealer of all truth, and the ‘Comforter' who dwells in all who trust in
Christ. He assures us that we are children of God, he sanctifies us so that we
may become like Christ, and unites all believers in fellowship with one
4. We believe that
Salvation is received through faith in Jesus Christ and that whoever trusts in
him receives forgiveness of sins, obtains new life now, and becomes heir to the
eternal life with God.
5. We believe that the
Church is the people of God, constituted of those who trust in Christ. As the
Body of Christ it depends on him as Head, and is called to manifest his life in
6. We believe that
Baptism and the Lord's Supper are visible signs of the grace of God, through
which believers confess their faith and which express their union with Christ
and their continual dependence on him.
in accordance with the promise made in our Baptism we reach one covenant with
God and with one another that:
1. In our personal life we will regularly read
the Bible, and pray, and in every way will endeavour
to live according to the will of God.
We will so endeavour that love and peace may reign in
our family life and that our children may be nurtured in the teaching of Christ
to the end that they may in due time acknowledge Jesus as Lord and Saviour.
We will endeavour in all our business to act with
justice and generosity towards all, and in it to show forth the glory of the
4. We will seek every
opportunity to witness to Christ by deed and word, and to help others to find
the salvation which he offers.
5. We will regularly
attend public worship, and never without good cause be
absent from the Lord's Supper. We will take responsibility in the affairs of
the Church, and duly honour and respect the Pastor
and other officers of the Church.
6. We acknowledge that
all we have, whether abilities or possessions, are given by God, and we will use
them as his faithful stewards for his glory, by caring for the needy, and by
willing service and generous giving to the work of the Church and the extension
of His kingdom.
7. We will endeavour to live in peace with all men. We will avoid
unloving criticism of others' faults, and in all humility will be ready to
acknowledge our own.
With the help of the Holy Spirit we will try to
fulfill all these promises of the Covenant. Amen.
Used liturgically, the congregation's response in Part
I is: 'Glory be to Thee, 0 God', in Part II is '0
Lord, help me to keep this promise.'