The Doctrine of Church Ordinances

We believe that there are two Christian ordinances and that they are both symbolical, not sacramental.

Baptism

We believe that scriptural baptism is the immersion of a believer in water, setting forth, in symbol, his union with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection; that the new birth, which comes through repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, is the only prerequisite to baptism; that every believer should be baptized because of the example and command of our Lord; that it has no saving power, but is an act of obedience to walk in newness of life with Jesus Christ. We reject infant baptism for it is unscriptural; therefore, only those who are old enough to believe for themselves should be baptized.

Acts 2:38; Rom.6:3-5; Mt.3:13,17; 28:19,20; Acts 8:36-39; Eph.2:8,9; Jn.5:24

The Lord’s Supper

We believe that the Lord’s Supper is the partaking of the bread and cup by the members of the particular church as a continuing memorial of the broken body and shed blood of Christ until He comes. Only those who are walking in obedient fellowship with Him ought to partake of it.

lk.22:14-20; 1 Cor.11:23-32