We love to celebrate God’s saving work in our midst. One of the ways we do this is by through baptisms during our Sunday meetings. The Bible teaches that baptism marks the beginning of the Christian life and entrance into God’s family, the church. Below is an excerpt from our Statement of Faith:
“Water baptism is only intended for the individual who has received the saving benefits of Christ's atoning work and become His disciple. Therefore, in obedience to Christ's command and as a testimony to God, the Church, oneself and the world, a believer should be immersed in water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Water baptism is a visual demonstration of a person's union with Christ in the likeness of His death and resurrection. It signifies that his former way of life has been put to death and vividly depicts a person's release from the mastery of sin.”
If you are a new Christian, or have never been baptized as a believer, we would be honored to baptize you. Below you will find some recommended resources for further study on the subject.
– Whitney, Donald S. Why Seek Baptism in the Church from Spiritual Disciplines in the Church (Chicago: Moody Publishers, 1996), 31–41. [Used by permission. Please do not duplicate or distribute.]
For Further Study
– Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem, Chapter 49.
– Spiritual Disciplines within the Church by Donald Whitney, Chapters 2-3.
– Life in the Fathers House by Wayne Mack, Chapters 2, 6.
– The Deliberate Church by Mark Dever, Chapters 4, 10.
– The Communion of Saints by Philip Ryken, Chapter 4.
– Believer's Baptism edited by Thomas Schreiner and Shawn Wright, Chapter 2, 3, 10.