We Believe in Baptism, Communion, & The Church
This is the immersion of believers in water into the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, in which are represented their death to the world, the washing of their souls from the pollution of sin, their resurrection to newness of life, the burial and resurrection of Christ, their resurrection at the last day, and their engagement to serve God. Matthew 26:26-29; 28:19; Acts 8:36-39; Romans 6:3-11; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34; Col 2:12; 1 Peter 3:21.
The Lord's Supper is an ordinance of Christ, to be observed by the churches in the manner indicated by Him in Matt 26:26-30.
We believe that a church of Chirst is a congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the ordinances of Chirst, governed by His laws; and exercising the gifts, rights and privileges invested in them by His Word. In the more general sense, the word church is used to designate all whose names are wirtten in the Lamb's Book of Life. The olnly scriptural officers are biships (pastors), and deacons, whose qualifications, claims and duties are defined in the epistles of Timothy and Titus.