The Marks of the Church:
To hear or see this word preached, believed, professed, and lived is the first mark of the Church.
Baptism being taught, believed, and administered correctly according to Christ's ordinance is the second mark of the Church.
The holy sacrament of the altar, where it is rightly administered, believed, and received, according to Christ's institution is the third mark of the Church
Confession of sin, lives amended, and absolution given is the fourth mark of the Church.
A called ministry to lead the Church in word and sacrament is the fifth mark of the Church.
Prayer, spiritual songs, study of God's word and acceptance of the creeds and confessions of the Church is the sixth mark of the Church.
Taking up our cross each day. Enduring every misfortune, persecution and trial for the sake of Christ, is the seventh mark of the Church.