And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Mat 16:18 (KJV)

Rules of Order

1.  Receiving Members

  1. Any candidate coming for membership by experience, letter, credit of letter or statement must relate their experience of grace publicly before the church.
  2. It must be a unanimous vote to be received.
  3. No candidate is considered a member until baptized.
  4. No candidate is a member until their letter is received, read and approved by the church.

2. Dismissing Members

  1.  By death, exclusion or letter.
  2.  Anyone going to another faith will be considered disorderly.

3. Ordinations

  1.  We believe that men are called of God to preach the gospel.
  2.  We believe that no minister should be ordained that has two living wives.
  3.  Deacon: Must not have more than one living wife.

4. Government

  1.  Majority rule, in all matters except in receiving members which is a unanimous vote.

5. Two Church Ordinances

  1.  Baptism
    1.  Converted person
    2.  By immersion in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost
    3.  By authority of a New Testament Church
    4.  By ordained minister set apart by a New Testament Church
  2.  Lord’s Supper 
    1.  Must be served in Church capacity
    2.  Only to members and visiting Brothers and Sisters of the same faith and order.
    3.  We think it orderly for deacons and ministers to assist in the serving.
    4.  Members of the church observing the Communion with another faith be considered disorderly.

6.  Discipline

  1.  We believe that all members should strive to walk according to Gospel order, abstaining from adultery, drunkenness, etc.
  2.  Any candidate coming for membership that might bring reproach or confusion in our body be rejected for the sake of peace.
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