Church covenants have been an important aspect of Baptist history for over four hundred years. Historically they have provided a means to promote holy living and accountability within the church as well as to outline the standards of behavior and discipline of church members. This course will explore the significance of the Baptist Church Covenant and its use during the ordinance of communion, with particular emphasis on the liturgy of Holy Communion at Myrtle Baptist Church. Using the lenses of scripture, Baptist history and polity, and socio-cultural analysis, we will explore what it means to be authentic followers of Christ walking out a living faith in a postmodern American context. For more information and additional readings, please contact the church administrative office.
Download and read PART ONE of the Baptist Church Covenant by clicking the link.
Some resources and notes have been adapted from:
>> The Church Covenant by Wayne Reynolds; http://www.independencebaptist.org/online%20books/The%20Church%20Covenant.pdf
>> Journey Through the Church Covenant by Rev. Dr. Nathan Johnson of Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church; http://tmbcdetroit.org/