First African Baptist Church
500 Market Street
Darien, GA 31305
We pledge, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit
To walk together in Christian love;
To strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness, and comfort;
To promote its prosperity and spirituality;
To sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines;
To contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel through all nations.
We also promise
To maintain family and private devotions;
To religiously educate our children;
To seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances;
To walk circumspectly in the world;
To be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemploary in our deportment;
To avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger;
To refuse to sell or to use intoxicating drinks as a beverage;
To be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Saviour.
We further pledge
To watch over one another in brotherly love;
To remember one another in prayer;
To aid one another in sickness and distress;
To cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian courtesy in speech;
To be slow to take offence, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Savior, to secure it without delay.
We, moreover, promise that when we move from this place, we will, as soon as possible, join some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.