The Lord's Supper symbolizes the Lord's death and suffering for the benefit and in the place of His people. It also symbolizes the believer's participation in the crucified Christ. It represents not only the death of Christ as the object of faith which unites the believers to Christ, but also the effect of this act as the giving of life, strength, and joy to the soul. We are admonished to partake of the sacrament of Holy Communion as often as we can in remembrance of the sacrifice that Christ made in his broken body and with his shed blood; thereby entering into covenant with man. 1 Corinthians 11
We believe that Water Baptism is necessary as instructed by Christ in St. John 3:5, Unless man be born again of water and of the Spirit. However, we do not believe that water baptism alone is a means of salvation, but is an outward demonstration that one has already had a conversion experience and has accepted Christ as his personal Savior. We practice immersion because immersion corresponds more closely to the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord (Colossians 2:12). It also symbolizes regeneration and purification more closely than other forms of Baptism. We use the Baptismal Formula given us by Christ for all "in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost" Matthew 28:19; Acts 8:36-39; Rom. 6:3-5; I Cor. 11:23-32; Acts 2:41-42.