For as much, as almighty God, by His grace, has been pleased to call us out of natures darkness into his marvelous light, and all of us have been regularly baptized upon a profession of our faith in Christ Jesus, and have given up ourselves to the Lord, and to one another, in a gospel church way, to be governed and guided by a proper discipline agreeable to the Word of God.
We do therefore in the name of our Lord Jesus, and by His assistance, covenant and agree to keep up the discipline of the church we are members of, in the most Brotherly affection toward each other, while we endeavor particularly to observe the following rules.
In Brotherly love, and, if need be in the most tender and affectionate manner, to reprove one another. That is, if we discover any thing malice in a Brother, to go and tell him his faults, according to the direction given by our Lord in the 18th Chapter of Matthew (Matthew 18:1-35) and not to be whispering and backbiting.
We also agree, with Gods assistance, to pray in our families, attend our church meetings, observe the Lords Day and keep it holy, and not absent ourselves from the communion of the Lords’ Supper without a lawful excuse, to be ready to communicate to the defraying of the churches expenses and for the support of the fellowship of the church, nor to remove to distant churches with out a regular dismissal.
These things we do covenant and agree to observe and keep sacred in the name of and by the assistance of God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.