We believe the ordinances of the local church to be Baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper. We believe that the scriptural mode of believer's baptism is that of immersion, and that it is to be administered in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and that it is symbolic of our faith in the crucified, buried and risen Savior; and that it is for believers only and is a prerequisite for church membership (Matthew 28:19,20; Acts 8:36-39). We believe that the Lord's Supper is commemorative of our Lord's death until He comes and of our continual fellowship with Him. Observance of the Lord's Supper should be preceded by careful self-examination (Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32).