This Church Covenant was adopted by the founding members of the APBC in 1932.
For as much as Almighty God, by his grace, has been pleased to call us out of darkness into his light, and having been baptized upon a profession of our faith in Christ Jesus, and having given our selves to the Lord, and one another in a gospel church way to be governed and guided by a proper discipline agreeable to the word of God.
We do covenant together by the help of God to keep the discipline of the church of which we are members, in brotherly affection toward each other. To watch over one another, and if need be in the most tender and affectionate manner to reprove one another, and not to be whispering and backbiting.
We agree, with God’s assistance, to attend our church meetings and not absent ourselves from the communion of the Lord’s Supper without a lawful excuse. To be ready to communicate to the defraying of the church expenses and for the help of the Ministry. Not to irregularly depart from the fellowship of the church, or to remove to the bounds of distant churches without a regular letter of dismissal, and placing it in the church where we reside.
We do agree to keep sacred these things by the help of God.