Our Beliefs

Church Ordinances

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ instituted the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper to be observed by all believers until His return.  (Matthew 28:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

We believe that the baptism of a believer in water was commanded by Christ (Matthew 28:19-20) and is a public symbol of the believer’s identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection (Romans 6:3-5; Colossians 2:12; 1 Peter 3:21).  We deny that baptism is necessary for salvation or that it confers saving grace and the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 2:4-9).  We believe the original mode of baptism was by immersion in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  Baptism of candidates shall be administered after a candidate has been examined by an elder.

We believe that the Lord’s Supper is also a public symbol of the believer’s identification with Christ and His body, the Church.  It should be regularly observed.  The elders shall determine its frequency.