"Baptism is not just plain water, but it is the water included in God's command and combined with God's Word."
Baptisms are typically conducted during a worship service on Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings. It may also be administered in a hospital or other setting should the health of the individual be at risk.
Baptizing Children: We believe and teach that babies and children should be baptized as soon after birth as possible. If you have been instructed in the meaning of Baptism, simply call the church office to schedule a time to have your child baptized. A brief appointment with a pastor may be appropriate if your child is age five or older to teach them about Baptism and give them the opportunity to become more familiar with the pastor.
There are four reasons we believe and teach the baptism of infants:
- They are included in the term all nations in the Great Commission. Matthew 28:19
- Jesus invites children to come to Him. Luke 18:15-17
- Because babies are sinful, they need it. John 3:5-6
- Babies can also believe. Matthew 18:6
Baptizing Adults: If you come to faith later in life, we usually baptize after you have received instruction in the Christian faith. Typically, adults are instructed about Baptism during our adult information classes where other aspects of our faith and beliefs are taught as well. If you wish to be baptized, call the church office to schedule an appointment with a pastor.
For more information, call the church office at 715-723-7754.