Ordinances

Baptism in Water

The Scripture teaches that all who repent and believe in Christ are to be baptized by immersion (Matthew 28:19).
Baptism is a public profession of faith in Christ. It is symbolic of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. It is a
declaration to the world that we have died to sin and have been raised with Christ to walk in newness of life
(Romans 6:4).

Communion

The Lord’s table consists of two elements: the bread and cup. Those elements are symbolic of the body and blood
of Christ. Communion is a memorial of Christ’s sufferings on the cross and a celebration of our salvation. It is an opportunity for a believer to examine himself and experience forgiveness.

The Church and Its Mission

The Church is the body of Christ (I Corinthians 12:12-27) and has a three-fold purpose: to worship God (I Cor. 12:13) and to equip for ministry (Ephesians 4:11-16 &
I Cor. 12:28, 14:12), to evangelize the world (Acts 1:8 & Mark 16:15-16).

The Holy Spirit

The nine fruits of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23) are the by-product of a Spirit-filled life and evidence of spiritual maturity.
The nine fruits of the Spirit are different manifestations of the Spirit to build up the body (I Cor. 12:1-11). We are
instructed to diligently seek the gifts (I Cor. 12:31, 14:1), but they must be exercised in an orderly way (I Cor. 14:26-33) in the context of love (I Cor. 13:1-13).

The Final Judgment

There will be a final judgment in which the dead will be resurrected and judged according to their works (Matt. 25:31-46
& Romans 2:1-9). Everyone whose name is not found written in the Book of Life, along with the Devil and his angels, will be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire (Rev. 20:11-15). Those whose names are written in the Book of Life will be resurrected and stand at the judgment seat of Christ to be rewarded for their good deeds
(I Cor. 4:5)