Believing that God has called us into being as persons and as a church;
Confessing that we need God to experience our humanity to the fullest;
Accepting Jesus Christ as the human face of God, and One we know as brother, teacher, confessor, redeemer, Lord, and Savior;
Promising faithfulness to the way of Christ and to the unique community of the Church, empowered by the Holy Spirit, we establish this covenant with God and each other:
To uphold the purpose of the First Baptist Church of Rochester, which is to inspire trust in God and to develop disciples of Jesus Christ.
To endeavor to live by the moral and ethical principles taught by Christ and revealed in scripture.
To uphold freedom of religious expression, to honor the diverse ways in which God is known among us, and to strive for social justice within all human relationships.
To create a worshiping community characterized by love, the study of scripture, prayer, forgiveness, peace, joy, and welcome.
To accept the risks that accompany the holy process of transformation and the struggles of any community that follows Jesus with passion.
To pursue our common vision to raise the quality of life in Jesus' name for the congregation, the community, and the world through our ministries of compassionate service.