There are two ordinances or religious rites that we observe at Victory Church: Baptism and The Lord’s Supper. Both ordinances are practiced regularly in obedience to the great example of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Ordinance of Baptism
Why Do We Baptize?
- In obedience to the Great Commission given to us by Christ. (Matthew 28:19)
- Because Baptism is an outward sign of an inward grace. It is a public expression of one’s personal faith in the salvation of Christ Jesus.
We believe that Baptism consists of the full immersion in water of a believer in the name of the Father, the Son, and Holy Ghost. Victory Church baptizes members 12 years and older in accordance with Luke 2:42. Younger children may be brought before the congregation for Dedication.
Baptism is offered at Victory each quarter during Wonderful Wednesday Worship. To schedule your Baptism, please contact the church office at (678) 476-6000.
Ordinance of Communion (The Lord's Supper)
The Lord’s Supper took place on the night before Jesus died. The breaking of the bread symbolizes the broken body of Jesus Christ and the wine symbolizes the blood, which Christ shed for our sins. When we partake of the Lord’s Supper we remember Christ’s sacrifice on Calvary and we commit ourselves to following Christ’s example of love and sacrifice.
How should we approach the Communion Table?
- In remembrance of Christ’s death on the cross
- With a repentant and thankful heart
- In a spirit of fellowship and love for all human kind
- In self examination
- In expectation of Christ’s return
The ordinance of the Lord’s Supper or Holy Communion is observed at Victory every first Sunday and every first Wednesday.