Church Covenant/Doctrinal Statement

Church Covenant

We have, by God’s grace, been brought to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and to love Him with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Having been baptized upon our profession of faith, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, we do now, in dependence upon His Spirit, solemnly and joyfully make this covenant with each other.

I. We will be a holy church, set apart in mind, identity, example, testimony, and love all in, by, for, and through Christ Jesus our Lord.

II. We will be a loving church, understanding it is the most excellent way to minister within the church as it holds eternal value, following the example and command of Christ our Lord.

III. We will be a praying church, devoting ourselves to praying without ceasing in all situations that aligns us with God’s will, way, thoughts, and heart.

IV. We will be an equipping church, training members in truth, leading members to ommunity, and challenging members to actively serve and participate.

V. We will be a serving church, walking selflessly in humility opposed to selfishly in pride with the servant attitude and heart of Jesus.

VI. We will be a sending church, sent by Christ to preach the gospel with salvation of the lost as our priority and the nations as our passion.

VII. We will be a faithful church, laboring, disciplined, and submissive unto the gospel of Jesus Christ who was raised from the dead.

VIII. We will be a giving church, fulfilling this act of grace both cheerfully and generously on the foundation of Christ who, for our sake, became poor that we might become spiritually rich.


1 Peter 1:13-23, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, Matthew 22:37-40, Colossians 4:2, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Philippians

4:6, Ephesians 4:11-16, Philippians 2:1-11, Romans 10:1-17, John 20:21, 2 Timothy 2:1-8, 2 Corinthians 8:1-15

The members of the First Baptist Church of Porum affirm:

 The Baptist Faith and Message 2000 (

 (See also “The 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith in Modern English”)

We believe in an all-powerful and all-knowing eternal, triune God who exists as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Father reigns with providential care over the universe. The Son, who is Christ Jesus, made provision for the redemption of men from sin by his crucifixion on and his resurrection from the dead. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and consummate His redemptive mission. The Holy Spirit convicts men of sin and, at the moment of regeneration, baptizes every believer into the Body of Christ. The Spirit cultivates Christian character and bestows spiritual gifts among the saints for them to serve God’s church. We believe man is made in the image of God, and therefore every person of every race possesses full dignity and worthy of respect and Christian love. Since the fall of Adam in the garden, all men fell and are subject to the curse of sin, death, and destruction, and are thus dead in their sin.

Salvation is found only in Jesus Christ who, by his own blood, obtained eternal redemption for the believer. No salvation exists apart from faith in Christ—a faith that invites man to repent of his sin and turn to Jesus as the Lord of his life. The Holy Scriptures, which are divinely inspired and therefore error-free, guide mankind to salvation and all truth. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ and useful for man to trained and thoroughly equipped for every good work. The New Testament speaks of the Church as the Body of Christ which includes all of the redeemed of all ages from every tribe, tongue, and nation. While the universal Church should be recognized, it is a local, autonomous body of baptized believers that exists to worship together and be an extension of the gospel to the world. This local congregation exalts Christ, communes in fellowship, serves in ministry through spiritual giftedness, and lives out the Great Commission.

The 2 primary offices of the church today are elders/pastors, who oversee and manage the church primarily through the preaching of the Word, shepherding the saints, and exercising ministry leadership, and deacons who are best recognized as servants of the church, who serve as a helping hand to the pastor by taking on various tasks and duties. As a church, we recognize the ordinances of believer’s baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which is a table reserved for those who are in Christ and are living in a right relationship with Him. It is the duty of every Christian to exalt Christ in how they live their lives and make disciples until Christ returns personally and visibly. At this time, the dead in Christ will rise first and all who remain will meet them and the Lord Jesus in the air. At this time judgement will begin, and the righteous in Christ will receive their eternal reward and will dwell with the Lord forever.