Central to the life of the local church is the kind provision of the Lord Jesus Christ in Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Christ has given baptism and the Lord’s Supper to the churches as visible signs of the Gospel. The baptism of believers is a symbol of union with Christ and entry into His Church but does not impart spiritual life. The Lord’s Supper is a commemoration of Christ and His sacrifice offered once for all and involves no change in the bread and wine. All its blessings are received by faith.