Realizing my guilt before God, I have confessed my sins to him and received the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour and Lord; and having been baptized in obedience to our Lord’s command, I joyfully and solemnly join in covenant with Glencairn Baptist Church, on whom the call of God rests to witness to His grace and truth.
As I acknowledge Jesus Christ as Saviour, with His help I will seek to bring every phase of my life under His Lordship, promising to give Him priority in all the affairs of my life and that of the church. I will seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness (1 Peter 3:15, Matthew 6:33).
In respect to Fellowship , I recognize my responsibility to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace for the sake of the testimony of Jesus Christ (Eph. 6:18; Eph. 4:3); to love my brothers and sisters; to watch over and pray for each other (1 Jn 3:17); to aid in sickness and distress ; to be slow to take offence and slow to anger (James 1:19); to make reconciliation an everyday priority (2 Cor.5:18-20); to be concerned and accountable to one another (Matthew 7:3-5); and to avoid tattling, backbiting and jealousy (Matthew 5:24).
In respect to Ministry, I recognize the function of this is to glorify God in adoration and sacrificial service (Eph. 4:11-13); to exercise my God-given gifts to serve and edify for the common good; to pray regularly for the work and the workers of this church (2 Thess. 3:1-2); to be missionaries of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the world (1 Pet. 4:11).
In respect to Stewardship, I accept the responsibility to make God the total owner of my life, time and resources. Since He is a lavish giver, I too, shall be lavish and cheerful in regular giving to the financial support of the ministry of this church; to relieve the poor; and to spread the gospel at home and abroad (2 Cor. 9:7-9; 1 Cor. 16:2).
In respect to my Personal Life, I recognize my responsibility to teach, model and disciple my family in a Godly relationship (Deut. 6:6-7; 2 Tim. 3:14-15); to be Christ-led in every relationship with my fellow man regardless of race, color, creed or sex (Gal. 3:28); to be separate from the world regarding what I seek, what I admire, what I do and what I say (Rom. 12:1-2); to demonstrate to my neighbours the presence of God in my life (1 Jn. 2:15); to live morally clean, knowing that my body is the residence of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 3:16-17; Matthew 5:16); to abstain from all immorality, cursing, drunkenness, tobacco, drug abuse, idolatry, gambling, witchcraft and spiritism and other practices which has the appearance of evil or could bring reproach or disgrace upon my Lord or my church (Col. 3:1-10; 1 Tim. 4:11; 2 Tim. 3:1; 1 Cor. 6:19-20).
Also, I pray that it might be said of this fellowship as it was said of the early church: it was strengthened and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it grew in numbers, living in the fear of the Lord.