We believe in the great commission given by our Lord to all Christians, to evangelize the world, and that this evangelization is the great mission of the church. We believe that the pattern to follow is first at home, then to the surrounding areas, then to the uttermost parts of the earth. (Matt. 28:19-20, Acts 1:8) We believe that the New Testament order of a Local Church is a body of baptized believers; organized, independent, self-governing, and voluntarily associated together for the service of God. (Acts 2:41-47) We believe that Baptism is an identification with and testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ – and the first step of obedience following salvation (Matt. 28:19-20, Acts 8:37-39). We also believe that the Lord’s Supper is a commemoration of His death to be practiced until He comes again and the privilege of all believers and should always be preceded by self-examination (I Cor. 11:23-34). These we believe to be the two ordinances of the Church.