Newtownards Congregational Church.

Our Covenant.

Having been led by the Holy Spirit to realize our guilt before God, to confess and repent of our sins and to seek Salvation through faith alone in Jesus Christ, we do, in the presence of God, solemnly and joyfully enter into Covenant with one another as one body in Christ.

We engage, therefore, with the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this Church in knowledge, holiness and comfort; to maintain the worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the Church, the relief of the needy and the spread of the Gospel to all nations.

We also engage to watch over each other's conversation and general conduct, so far as God shall enable us; to exhort each other to good works; to warn and admonish one another with meekness, according to the precepts of the Scriptures; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just and honest in our dealings, faithful in our engagements and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting and anger; to abstain from all appearance of evil and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the Kingdom of our Saviour.

We moreover engage to meet together morning and evening of the Lord's day and at all other times as often as we can, to make Prayer Meetings, Meetings for Bible Study, Church Business Meetings and especially Meetings to "remember the Lord's death till He come," priorities. Should we be unable to attend any of the meetings of the Church for a period, we think it becoming to notify the Minister or one of the Deacons of the Church.

We promise not to divulge the proceedings of Church Meetings to any but members of the Church and to use every means within our power to promote the peace of the Church and to discountenance any who would cause division.

We will seek to pray regularly for the work of the Church, for its Minister, Deacons and Members and to give to the Deacons of the Church the respect, honour and encouragement that the Word of God demands of us, recognizing that those Deacons have been elected by the Church Meeting together under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

We acknowledge that joining a Church is no light commitment or formality. It is a Covenant of Membership, which should not be broken lightly. It involves loyalty, sacrifice and obedience.