YPBC Covenant and Constitution

We believe the New Testament Church was a voluntary organization of baptized believers meeting together to maintain the worship of God, to observe the sacraments and to promote the interests of the Kingdom of Christ. We strive to follow the faith of the New Testament Church. We believe Christ to be the only Head of the Church, that the Word of God is the only authority and the Holy Spirit is its only guide to all truth.

As an organized group of Christian people, we enter into Covenant with one another to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of the Church in knowledge, grace and godly living; to promote its Christian spirit by sustaining its worship, sacraments, discipline and the maintenance of Biblical norms and standards of conduct; to contribute to the support of the Ministry, to the expenses of the church and to serve, as our respective talents and circumstances permit, the mission of the Church, which Covenant is made in the name of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.


This document forms the basis of the Church’s structure and sets the rules by which it functions. A copy is made available to all new members, or can be obtained in the Church office.

The affairs of the Church are conducted by its whole membership. Through voting at any Regular or Special Businesss meetings, members present are deemed to be expressing the will of the whole membership and shall have final authority for decisions and actions affecting the welfare and functioning of the Church.

Regular Business Meetings are held in February, May and November unless otherwise authorized by the Board of Deacons. These are announced in the weekly calendar, via membership mailings and on this website.