Church Covenant

The promises we’ve made to one another

Having been led by the Spirit of God to trust in Jesus Christ alone for our salvation, having been baptized upon our profession of faith, and being in agreement with the church’s doctrine and practices, we covenant before the Lord together with the other members of First Baptist Church, Lindale, Texas to pursue holiness through personal and family spiritual disciplines and through the following corporate expectations:


  • …by gathering faithfully unless providentially hindered (Hebrews 10:25)
  • …by growing as Word-centered worshippers (John 4:21-26)
  • …by preparing for worship (Isaiah 29:13 and Matthew 22:37)
  • …by celebrating the Lord’s Supper faithfully (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)


  • …by acting in love and seeking reconciliation with one another (1 John 4:11-12 and Matthew 18:15-17)
  • …by promoting unity and striving for peace in the church (Ephesians 4:3 and 2 Corinthians 12:20)
  • …by developing authentic, accountable relationships with God’s people (Acts 2:42)
  • …by watching over, encouraging, and praying for one another (Colossians 4:2-3, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, and Hebrews 12:12-17)

We will SERVE

  • …by cultivating a servant’s heart (Philippians 2:4-8)
  • …by developing our spiritual gifts to build the body (Ephesians 4:15-16)
  • …by looking for and meeting the needs of others (Acts 2:44-45)
  • …by giving our time, talents, and material possessions (Romans 12:1)

We will IMPACT

  • …by living godly lives (Matthew 5:16 and Philippians 2:14-15)
  • …by guarding and sharing the gospel (1 Peter 3:15 and 2 Timothy 1:14)
  • …by supporting and participating in missions and outreach (Matthew 28:19-20)
  • …by leveraging our opportunities wisely with unbelievers (Colossians 4:5)

We commit to this congregation holding us accountable, and if we should leave this fellowship, we will unite with another church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.

If you are interested in learning more about meaningful membership at First Baptist Lindale, then we would be glad to talk with you!