Pastor: And so I ask you, will you turn away from the powers of sin and death?
Congregation: We renounce the spiritual forces of wickedness, Reject the evil powers of this world, And repent of our sin!
Pastor: Will you let the Spirit use you as prophets to the powers that be?
Congregation: We accept the freedom and power God gives us To resist evil, injustice, and oppression In whatever forms they present themselves!
Pastor: Will you proclaim the good news and live as disciples of Jesus Christ, his body on earth?
Congregation: We confess Jesus Christ as our Savior, put our whole trust in his grace, and promise to serve him as our Lord, in union with the church which Christ has opened to people of all ages, nations, and races!
Pastor: Will you be living witnesses to the gospel, individually and together, wherever you are, and in all that you do?
Congregation: We will remain faithful members of Christ's holy church And serve as Christ's representatives in the world.
Pastor: Will you receive and profess the Christian faith as contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments?
Congregation: We affirm and teach the faith of the whole church as we put our trust in God, the Father Almighty. in Jesus Christ, his only Son. and in the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever.