CHURCH ORDINANCES

Communion

a_communionCommunion, also called the Lord’s Supper or Eucharist, is a sacred remembrance in which we remember the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ on the cross. It is observed monthly at Bloomingdale Church, generally on the first weekend of the month. Anyone who has received Christ as Savior, regardless of their church membership or church heritage, is welcome to participate.

Baptism

a_baptismBaptism is an outward symbolic expression of the spiritual change that has occurred in a person’s heart and relationship with God. Although baptism is not required for membership, we encourage believers to be baptized in obedience to Christ’s teachings.  Click to view previous Baptism Celebrations or sign up to for an upcoming Baptism Class.

CHURCH PRACTICES

Marriage

a_marriageBloomingdale Church is committed to marriage as a sacred institution, ordained by God, between a man and woman. The Bible (Matthew 5 & 19) teaches that marriage is a lifetime commitment that is to be entered with careful preparation.  Bloomingdale Church help couples build strong marriages based on the Bible’s authoritative, practical teachings.  Please review our “Weddings @ BC” brochure.

Child Dedication

a_childWe encourage Christian parents to commit their infants to God. This dedication is a public promise of the parents to raise their children in a home where Scriptural principles are lived and taught, so that their children may also come to dynamic personal faith in Christ.  Click to sign up to dedicate your child.

Prayer for Healing

a_prayerThe Shepherd Team (also called the Elders) gladly meet with requesting individuals to pray for God’s healing.  The New Testament (James 5:14) declares: “Is any one of you sick?  He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.”  A prayer team is available after each weekend worship hour to meet with anyone who would like prayer.