WATER BAPTISM

In Matthew 28:18-20 Jesus told His followers to baptize His disciples. BAPTISM is an immersing - a dipping - in water. This "ritual" identifies the person with Jesus who died, was buried, and arose from the dead. It shows others that Jesus has already eternally saved that person from sin and that he/she has already been joined to the church by the Holy Spirit. 


Baptism does not bring about eternal salvation. The Bible is clear that faith alone in Jesus Christ alone is the only means of receiving God's forgiveness. Rather, baptism was commanded by Jesus to be a person's testimony of his/her relationship with Jesus. Baptism is to salvation what a wedding ring is to marriage. If you have trusted Him as your Savior but have not yet been baptized, our pastor would be happy to help you obey the Lord in this special way!


You should be baptized as soon as possible after becoming a Christian.  If you would like to be baptized, fill in the BAPTISM FORM below and we will contact you about our next baptism.


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COMMUNION

In the same way, COMMUNION (the Lord's Supper) is a "ritual" that identifies us, not just once (as with baptism) but regularly, with Christ's death, which took place to pay for our sins. In 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 we're given Jesus' command that we are to observe until He returns. The bread represents His body, which was broken on the cross. The cup represents His blood which was shed on the cross. As Christians partake of the bread and the cup, we are reminding ourselves of the death of Christ. It is an act of worship. The Bible doesn't teach that the bread and the cup are or become the body and blood of Christ. No, they are only symbols of Christ's body and blood, and we partake of them as a memorial of His costly sacrifice.


If you're a believer, we invite you to participate in the Lord's Supper each month under the guidelines of 1 Corinthians 11:27-31.