The Covenant of South Woods

We believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word of God and is the basis for any statement of faith. We, as a body of baptized believers in Jesus Christ, are committed to the study and teaching of the Holy Bible, believing that it is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness that the man of God may be equipped for every good work.

We Commit:

To, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, walk together in Christian love;

To strive for the advancement of this church and churches of like mind in knowledge and holiness;

To contribute, as led by the Spirit of God, to the ministry, the expenses of the church, the establishment of new churches, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel throughout all nations;

To sustain its worship, discipline, doctrines, and ordinances which are baptism and the Lord's Supper;

To maintain family and personal devotion, educate our children religiously, and to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances;

To walk uprightly in the world, be just in our dealings faithful in our engagements, exemplary in our conduct, and zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior;

To watch over one another in brotherly love, remember one another in prayer, aid one another in sickness and distress, be sympathetic in feeling and courteous in speech, slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and to secure it without delay.

We, having been led by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Lord and 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, 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.