Baptism and the Lord’s Supper


We believe that Christian baptism is the single immersion of a believer in water to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem his/her identification with the crucified, buried and risen Savior, through Whom he/she died to sin and rose to a new life; that baptism is to be performed under the authority of the local church; and that it is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership.

We believe that the Lord’s Supper is the commemoration of His death until He comes, and should be preceded always by solemn self-examination. We believe that the Biblical order of the ordinances is baptism first and then the Lord’s Supper, and that participants in the Lord’s Supper should be believers living in right relationship with Christ.

Acts 8:36, 38, 39; John 3:23; Romans 6:35; Matthew 3:16; Colossians 2:12; 1 Corinthians 11:2328; Matthew 28:1820; Acts 2:41, 42