Baptism is an essential part of a person’s faith journey and a key piece of who we are as a church. But have you ever wondered what it means and why we do it? We recently did a series that covered what our beliefs on baptism are. Check it out below if you’d like to learn more, or click below to sign you or a child up to be baptized.
Baptism is the powerful connection of water with God’s Word that blesses us with God’s grace and forgiveness. When we are baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit we receive a new identity, becoming children of God. Being baptized with water indicates that we should, by daily repentance, drown the old sinful nature within us so that we can rise up and walk in the newness of life. (Key passages: Matthew 28:19; Titus 3:5-8; Romans 6:4)
Easy! If you’d like to publicly profess your faith and be baptized during our celebration on June 30, click here to sign up. You can also use the same form if you’re a parent who would like to baptize their infant/child.
We are 100% behind you if you wish to renew your baptism. We don’t call it a “re-baptism” since we believe that baptism is a one-time event and that God works powerfully in that baptism. However, as Pastor Mark has shared before, he renews his baptism every morning using the prayer on this page, reminding himself that because he is baptized, he is a child of God. If you wish to renew and celebrate what God did in your baptism by having Pastor Mark pronounce those powerful words over you again, you are more than welcome to let us know you’re interested.
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“I am baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. As such, my value and worth are not found in my performance, achievements, or success, nor are they diminished by my shortcomings, sins, or failures. My value and worth are found in my identity as a baptized, forgiven, redeemed, chosen and beloved son of God. Therefore, dear Lord, help me drown the old Adam, my old sinful nature, and let the new man arise that I may walk in the newness of life. Let me live out my identity as your son, Heavenly Father, that I might become more and more like your son so that when other people see me, they see Jesus.”