Baptismal Covenant and the Holy Habits
We recognize that by our baptism we have been made members in the corporate body of Christ, and by God's grace have been granted the promise of eternal life through that sacrament. We recognize that with this promise comes the responsibility to live as Christians both through word and action. For this reason we are committed - with God's grace and help - to living mindfully into our Baptismal Covenant:
I affirm my belief in God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit:
I will continue in the apostle's teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers.
I will persevere in resisting evil, and whenever I fall into sin, I will repent and return to the Lord.
I will proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ.
I will seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving my neighbor as myself.
I will strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.
We embrace the Holy Habits as a framework for our ongoing effort to conform our lives to the Baptismal Covenant:
I will make a place in my life for the regular practice of prayer.
I will, either individually or in a group setting, seek the mind of Christ through regular study of Holy Scripture, the history and tradition of the church, and its reasonable application to our present lives.
I will participate in corporate worship both as an expression of my faith, and as an opportunity for regular spiritual nourishment.
I will set aside regular Sabbath time to attend to the rest and refreshment of my body, mind and soul.
I will tithe (give ten percent of) my time, energies, abilities and treasure, accepting my role as an active minister building up God's kingdom both in the church and in the wider community.