Core BeliefsWhat We Believe

NVOM observes two congregational ordinances: Baptism and the Lord's Supper.  We view these ordinances as significant, though symbolic, events.

We believe baptism by immersion is a symbolic re-enactment of salvation.  Having "died" to sin, one is buried under the water and then raised out of the water and into a new way of life, as a follower of the Resurrected Lord Jesus.  Baptism by immersion dramatizes the new life of the Gospel; however, we do not believe that baptism is required for salvation.

We Believe that water baptism is in obedience to the command of Christ and is by immersion after salvation.

Romans 6:3-10

We Believe that the local church is the local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the head.

Ephesians 1:22-23

We believe observing the Lord's Supper is a symbolic re-enactment of God's provision through His Son, Jesus Christ.  The Lord's Supper - also known as Communion - is a time when believers carefully examine their lives, confess their sins, and reflect on the sacrifice of Jesus' life for our salvation.

1 Corinthians 11