Church Covenant
   We, the members of The Way Church of Hartwell, GA, having been led, as we believe by the
Spirit of God to receive our Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord by profession of Faith in
Him, and having been baptized, we do now, in the presence of God and this assembly, most
solemnly and joyfully enter into a covenant relationship with one another as one body in Christ.
   We therefore agree, by the aid of the Holy Spirit and the inspired Word of God, as our guide: to
walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church in holiness,
knowledge, and unity; to promote its spirituality; to sustain worship, an attitude of love, discipline,
ordinances, and doctrines; to give cheerfully and regularly of tithes and offerings to support the
ministry of our church and for the spreading of the Gospel here at home and around the world.
   We agree to encourage family and personal devotions; to educate our children according to our
faith; to seek the salvation of unbelievers; to maintain a good reputation by being just in our
dealings, faithful in our engagements, reliable in our responsibilities, and an example to those
around us; to avoid gossip and backbiting; to abstain from drunkenness from the use of alcohol, as
well as illegal drugs and other substances harmful to our bodies which are the temples of the Holy
Spirit; to use our influence to preserve the sanctity of human life and to combat moral issues such
as pornography and gambling; to oppose the practice and the support of homosexuality which is
condemned in the scriptures; to be zealous and to work untiringly for advancement of the Kingdom
of our Savior by witnessing to the Love of Christ in words and actions.
   We agree to walk in Christian harmony and watchfulness, giving assistance where needed, with
meekness and affection; to pray for one another; to help each other during sickness and sorrow; to
be slow to anger; to be quick to forgive, and always to be eager for reconciliation.
We moreover agree, that if we move from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with a local
church of like beliefs where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s