Posted by: phillipmway | January 27, 2009

Church Constitution

Providence Reformed Baptist Church of Central Texas
Church Constitution
Preamble

We declare and establish this constitution to affirm our belief in and obedience to the Word of God as inspired and infallibly recorded in its original autographs in the canon of Holy Scripture.

I. Name

This congregation shall be known as “Providence Reformed Baptist Church of Central Texas.”

II. Objectives

This congregation exists in order to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, and mind (Matthew 22:37), to worship God alone (Luke 4:8; Revelation 22:9), to advance the Kingdom of God around the world through the making of disciples of all people (Matthew 28:19-20), to equip believers in Jesus Christ for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Romans 8:29), and to preach and teach the Word of God (Romans 1:16-17; Mark 16:15).

III. Statement of Faith

Section 1 – We affirm the Holy Bible as the inspired, infallible, and inerrant Word of God and as the basis for our beliefs. We are banded together as baptized disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ and are mutually surrendered to being obedient to His commands. The ordinances of His church are Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

Section 2 – Articles of Faith: The First London Baptist Confession of Faith, 1646, and The Second London Baptist Confession of Faith, 1689, as amended by Charles H. Spurgeon, comprise our Statement of Faith, supported by Spurgeon’s Puritan Catechism.

IV. Church Covenant

As believers in Jesus Christ, we band ourselves together by covenant to be loving and obedient citizens in the Kingdom of God. Our only rule for living shall be found in the Holy Scriptures. (See Church Covenant attached).

V. Polity

Section 1 – The government of this Church is vested in those prescribed by Biblical authority to positions of spiritual leadership. (For further explanation refer to the Bylaws).

Section 2 – This Church is subject to the control of no other ecclesiastical body. Insofar as it is practical and obedient to the Scriptures, this Church will cooperate with and support other churches and ministries of like faith and order.

VI. Amendments

Changes in the Constitution may be made at any business meeting of the Board of Elders provided each amendment shall have been presented in writing at a previous business meeting and copies of the proposed amendment shall have been furnished to each member present at the earlier meeting upon request. Amendments to the Constitution shall be adopted by unanimous vote of the Board of Elders.

The undersigned being the duly elected and qualified Secretary of the Church, hereby certify that the foregoing Constitution of the Church was duly adopted by the Church on the 19th day of October, 1997. Amended November 25, 2001 (statement of faith updated), and October 1, 2006 (name changed).


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