We believe that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are to be observed until the time of Christ’s return. They are not a means of salvation. Baptism in water is by immersion and a direct commandment of our Lord for believers only. Water baptism is an action that symbolizes the Christian’s identification as a follower of Jesus Christ. It portrays what He has done for us through His death, burial and resurrection.
We believe that the church is God’s primary instrument through which He is fulfilling His redemptive purposes in the earth. To equip the saints for the work of ministry, God has given evangelistic, pastoral and teaching gifts to the church. We also affirm the priesthood of all believers; the ability to come directly to God through Christ. We believe it is important that each Christian be joined with and actively involved in a local community of believers. God has called the church to preach the gospel to all nations, to carry out the Great Commission.