Baptism and Communion

New Haven Ministries observes two biblical sacraments rooted in the actions and teachings of Jesus Christ: Baptism and Communion. These sacraments represent both the individual, inward commitment to a personal relationship with Jesus and the outward sign of being connected to a local community of Christ followers—the local church.
 
Whether you're seeking a greater understanding of New Haven Ministries' position on these sacraments or you're interested in participating in Communion or Baptism at New Haven Ministries in the future, you can learn more by exploring the topics below.
 

 

What is the Biblical foundation for Baptism?

Jesus final recorded words to his followers before his ascension to heaven express the importance he placed on baptism. In Matthew 28:19, Jesus commands His followers, “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
 
Baptism does not provide salvation for an individual, but rather serves to identify publicly the individual as a follower of Christ. Baptism is an act of Obedience to Christ that follows an individual’s acceptance of salvation by God’s grace alone.