Byron Baptist Church, located just south of Macon in the Middle GA area, is a church committed to Loving God, Loving People, and Reaching The World. The congregation is organized and maintained for the worship of God; for Christian fellowship; for Bible study and instruction in doctrine; for training in Kingdom service; and to combine the efforts of individual members in Evangelism, Missions, and Benevolence.
Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus as our Savior, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God, Angels and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
We promise, therefore by the aid of the Holy Spirit:
- To walk together in Christian love.
- To strive for the advancement of the 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.
- To maintain family and secret devotions.
- To educate our children in the principles of our religion.
- To promote and strengthen God's institution of marriage and the family. The word "marriage" means only a union between one man and one woman as husband and wife as defined in the Bible (Matthew 19:4-6, 1 Corinthians 7:2) The word "spouse" refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife.
- To seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances.
- To walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful on our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment.
- To avoid tattling, backbiting and excessive anger.
- To abstain from the sale of and use of alcoholic beverages.
- To be zealous on our efforts to advance in the kingdom of our Savior.
- To watch over one another in brotherly love.
- To remember each other in prayer.
- To aid each other in sickness and distress.
- To cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech.
- To be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.
- We moreover promise that when we remove from this place we will as soon as practical, unite with some other Church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of Gods' Word.