Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Communion) are Jesus’ visible signs to us of His grace. Communion or the Lord’s Supper is a recurring celebration and declaration of Jesus sacrifice for us. As with baptism, receiving the Lord’s Supper does not save a person, but recognizes what Jesus Christ has done to save us. Jesus gave no specific instructions on how often to observe communion. At Southside we serve communion periodically in the weekend services. For more information and specific Scriptures on the Lord’s Supper, please refer to our Statement of Faith.
After trusting Christ for the forgiveness of sins, we follow Him by being baptized in order to publicly identify ourselves with Him as His followers. Baptism does not save a person, but serves as a declaration that Christ has saved them. Southside provides opportunities to be baptized periodically throughout the year, with the most well-known being the Sunday after Vacation Bible Spectacular in the white and yellow tent. For more information and specific Scriptures on Baptism, please refer to our Statement of Faith.