Ordinance of Baptism
A person who receives Jesus Christ as Savior by personal faith and who indicates a commitment to follow Christ as Lord shall be received as a candidate for baptism. The candidate shall be interviewed by an Elder or Pastor to ensure an understanding of the nature of baptism. During the interview process, the candidate shall be encouraged to give a short, simple, verbal testimony of faith in Christ at the time of baptism. Baptism shall be by immersion in water (Mark 1:5, 9; Acts 8: 36-39), in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19-20). The Pastor, or whomever may be authorized by the Elders, shall administer baptism. The Deacons shall oversee the preparation for and observance of baptism.
Ordinance of the Lord’s Supper
The Lord’s Supper (1 Corinthians 11:17-32) is a symbolic act of obedience in which believers commemorate the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ by partaking of unleavened bread as a representation of Christ’s body and the fruit of the vine as a representation of Christ’s blood. The Deacons oversee the preparation of the Lord’s Table for observance of the Lord’s Supper.