Covenant Childrens profession of faith


Professions of faith by covenant children provide a wonderful opportunity for the church, the body of Christ, to witness God’s faithfulness. In the profession of faith, our congregation sees children being united to the visible church of our great covenant keeping God. The Consistory of Coram Deo seeks to provide guidelines to assist parents and children in their preparation for making this profession.


Click here to download a PDF file containing guidelines for children preparing to make a profession of faith.


Click here to download a PDF file containing key Heidelberg Catechism questions and answers children are required to memorize and understand before making a profession of faith.

The entire catechism can be found on


Click here to download a PDF file with the Bible memory verses children should memorize before making a profession of faith.

The verses are from the English Standard Version published by Crossway.


Click here to download a PDF file explaining the doctrines of grace using the acrostic TULIP.

The text is adapted from the Reformed Reader website in an article written by James Montgomery Boice on Reformed Theology.

Those who wish to confess their faith in Christ as Lord and Savior will publicly accept and confirm what was sealed in their baptism, confess their faith in the Lord Jesus, and commit themselves to God as his willing servants, answering truthfully the following questions:

First: Do you wholeheartedly believe the doctrine contained in the Old and the New Testament, and in the articles of the Christian faith, and taught in this Christian church, to be the true and complete doctrine of salvation, and do you promise by the grace of God to continue steadfastly in this profession?

Second: Do you openly accept God’s covenant promise, which has been signified and sealed unto you in your baptism, and do you confess that you despise and humble yourselves before God because of your sins, and that you seek your life not in yourselves, but only in Jesus Christ your Savior?

Third: Do you declare that you love the Lord, and that it is your heartfelt desire to serve Him according to His Word, to forsake the world, to die to your old nature, and to lead a godly life?

Fourth: Do you promise to submit to the government of the church and also, if you should become delinquent either in doctrine or in life, to submit to its admonition and discipline?

When the profession has been made, the individual will be welcomed to all the privileges of full communion and to full participation in the life of the church – to its responsibilities, its joys and its sufferings.