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.