The Lord Jesus gave two ordinances to His Church: baptism and communion. Baptism by immersion is a declaration to the world that a believer has decided to follow Jesus. Communion is a symbol expressing our union with the body of Christ and a memorial of Christ’s suffering and death
The baptism in the Holy Spirit is a separate and subsequent experience following conversion that is available to all believers to empower them to live an overcoming life and to be an effective witness in their culture.
The Church’s mission is to seek and save those who are lost in sin and disciple them as followers of Jesus (Matthew 28:18-20). The Church is the body of Christ and consists of all people who accept Christ, regardless of Christian denomination.
Divinely-called and scripturally-ordained ministers serve and lead the local church in fulfilling its mission.
(Ephesians 4:11-14; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4).
11. Divine Healing
Divine healing is part of the Christian gospel and provided for in Christ’s atonement.
(Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:14-16).
12. The Second Coming
The Second Coming of Christ includes the rapture of believers and the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on the earth for one thousand years. This is our Blessed Hope.
(Zechariah 14:1-5; Matthew 24:27-31; Romans 8:23; 1 Corinthians 15:51-56; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:13; Revelation 1:7, 19:11-16, 20:1-6).
13. The Final Judgement
All believers are saved by grace; however, the Lord will grant rewards and responsibilities in the eternal kingdom according to their stewardship of God’s gifts (Matthew 25:14-46; 1 Corinthians 3:10-15). There will also be a final judgment when nonbelievers are judged according to their works.