“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”– Matthew 28:18-20
In obedience to this command, the church baptizes believers and their children. Infants of followers of Jesus are baptized based on the faith of their parents. New followers are given the sign of God’s gracious covenant based on their own faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior.
Just as circumcision was the sign of God’s gracious covenant with Abraham, baptism is the sign of God’s gracious covenant in Jesus Christ. Thus, the sacrament of baptism marks the beginning of the Christian life and points to the reality that through faith in Jesus, we are sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father.
Water is used to visibly represent the cleansing of our sins that God offers in Jesus Christ. Therefore, baptism points to the grace of God – that we are saved, not by our deeds, but by the love and mercy of God in Jesus Christ.
We believe the sacrament of baptism should be administered only once to a person.
If you want to be baptized, or have more questions about baptism, contact one of the pastors: