Hayes Barton Baptist Church is a faith community based on the eternal truths of the Christian faith. In being so, we stand upon the covenant made between Almighty God and His people. It is on the promise of this relationship that we share this Covenant of Christian Faith and Discipleship.
WE BELIEVE in God the Father, infinite in wisdom, in power, and in love, whose mercy is everlasting.
WE BELIEVE in Jesus Christ as the incarnate Son of God, who by the Holy Spirit was born of the virgin Mary, through whom we have deliverance from sin and death and the promise of eternal life.
WE BELIEVE in the Holy Spirit as the divine presence in our lives, through whom there is revelation of the truth of Christ and in whom we secure strength and help in time of need.
WE BELIEVE in the scriptures as contained in the Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God, the sufficient rule both of faith and practice.
WE BELIEVE in the holy church as the fellowship for worship and service of all who are united to the living Lord as Savior.
WE BELIEVE that we have been brought by divine grace to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, we affirm our faith through membership in the holy church and our fellowship in this congregation, and we acknowledge a special obligation to live a new and holy life.
THEREFORE, we renew our vows of fidelity to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and solemnly make this covenant with each other.
We will walk together in brotherly love and exercise a Christian care and watchfulness over each other, admonishing and helping one another as the need may be.
We will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together for learning and worship, nor neglect to pray for ourselves and others.
We will be faithful stewards of our Lord, and according to our ability, we will aid in the support of a faithful evangelical ministry among us, and in efforts to preach the gospel to the whole human family.
We will live daily as witnesses of our faith, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts.
And we will endeavor, as long as we live and according to our ability and opportunities, to seek the salvation of all, thereby glorifying Him who has called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.