Dayton Center Covenant
Having received Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord, and having been baptized by immersion in the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now solemnly and joyfully covenant together as members of the Dayton Center Church to lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him.
We promise by the aid of the Holy Spirit to forsake the ways of sin and to walk together in Christian love in the paths of righteousness. To this end we will strive together for the peace and purity of this church. We will endeavor to sustain its worship; to contribute, as faithful stewards, time, talent, and money in the measure that God has prospered us; that the responsibility for the work of the church be faithfully and effectively discharged.
We will endeavor to maintain family and private devotions; to teach the Bible to our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to be just in our dealings and exemplary in deportment; to avoid unkind words and unrighteous anger; to abstain from both morally destructive behavior and harmful addictions; to combine zeal and knowledge in an effort to advance the cause of our Savior; to make Christ first in all things.
We further pledge to give and receive admonition with meekness and love; to pray one for another; to aid each other in times of sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy; to be courteous in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation; and to encourage one another in the blessed hope of our Lord’s return.
If and when we move from this place, we will as soon as possible, unite with another church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of the Word of God.
We believe the Holy Bible, 66 books in all, was written by
men divinely led to write the inspired Word of God. It is therefore the only complete and final
revelation of the will of God to man, and the supreme authority in all matters
of faith and Christian behavior. We hold
the verbal and plenary inspiration of each book of the original scriptures.
We believe there is only one living and true God, eternally existing in three distinct and mutually related persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the same in essence, equally in every divine perfection.