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The Baltimore Covenant

The Mission of the Presbytery of Baltimore is to glorify God and express God’s inclusive grace

We members of the Presbytery of Baltimore, responding to the call of God and affirming our Mission, have found that the following familiar words compel us to shape our life together as Jesus the Christ invites and the Holy Spirit inspires:

There are different gifts, but it is the same Spirit who gives them.
There are different ways of serving God, but it is the same Lord who is served
God works through different people in different ways, but it is the same God who works through them all.
Each one is given a gift by the Spirit, to use for the common good.
Together we are the body of Christ, and individually members of him.
Though we have different gifts, together we are a ministry of reconciliation led by the risen Christ.
(I Corinthians 12: 4-7, 27 as quoted in the service of ordination, The Worshipbook )

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