What the church does:
Gathering & Sacraments
A sacrament is a practice that is regarded as an outward and visible sign of inward and spiritual reality. According to God’s word, there are two important sacraments to observe:
Water Baptism: immersion into water to symbolize the spiritual transformation that occurred at salvation. Being submerged represents our old identity as a person estranged from God dying. Coming out of the water represents the new identity we have in Christ as God’s child – made pure. Note: water baptism does not save anyone. It is a declaration of your new identity in Christ and the new spiritual birth you received when you trusted in Christ
Communion: believers reflect on Christ’s sacrifice for their sins by eating bread and drinking wine (or grape juice). The bread represents Jesus’ body and the wine represents His blood. This is a time to repent, ask for forgiveness, and express gratitude and celebration for what Christ has done.