i.) Baptism is an ordinance of Christ in which a believer is immersed in water upon profession of faith as a sign of his union with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Baptism does not make a person a Christian, nor is it essential to salvation, but it is a means of grace to believers who are being baptized. It is a sin to neglect this ordinance because Christ has commanded that believers be baptized
ii.) The Lord’s Supper is an ordinance of Christ in which the assembled believers eat bread and drink the cup. These are signs of the broken body and shed blood of Christ. This ordinance should be observed repeatedly by the Church until Christ returns. It is in no sense a sacrifice but is designed as a memorial of Christ’s death, and it is a means of grace by which believers draw near to Him in faith. It is also an affirmation of the unity of all true believers.