The original Fellowship of the Burning Heart commitment pledge:

I am convinced to the principle that Christian discipleship is sustained solely by God alone through His Spirit; that the abiding life of John 15 is His way of sustaining me. Therefore, I pledge myself to a disciplined devotional life in which I promise through prayer, Bible study, and devotional reading to give God not less than one continuous hour per day (Ps. 1).

I am committed to the principle that Christian Discipleship begins with Christian character. Therefore, I pledge myself to holy living that by a life of self-denial and self-discipline, I may emulate those Christ-like qualities of chastity and virtue which will magnify the Lord) Phil. 1:20-21).

I am committed to the principle that Discipleship exercises itself principally in the winning of the lost to Christ. Therefore, I pledge myself to seek every possible opportunity to witness, and to witness at every possible opportunity, to the end that I may be responsible for bringing at least one to Christ every 12 months (Matt. 28:19; Acts 1:8).

I am committed to the principle that Christian Discipleship demands nothing less than absolute consecration to Christ. Therefore, I present my body a living sacrifice, utterly abandoned to God. By this commitment, I will that God’s perfect will shall find complete expression in my life; and I offer myself in all sobriety to be expendable for Christ (Rom. 12:1-2; Phil. 3:7-14).

At the initiation of The Fellowship of the Burning Heart, this is the pledge drafted in 1947 by Bill Bright, Richard C. Halverson, Louis H. Evans Jr., and Henrietta Mears.

Credit: Amazing Faith: The Authorized Biography of Bill Bright by Michael Richardson. Published by Waterbrook, Colorado Springs, 2000.