Baptism by Immersion
In the Book of Romans baptism by immersion is a representation of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. When we are baptized we are ‘buried’ by being submerged in the water, and we are ‘resurrected’ when we rise up out of the water to begin our new Christian lives. Our old identity as a sinner is gone, and we rise with a new identity in Christ. As Pastor Barry has said "Baptism is an outward expression of an inward decision for Christ."
Baptism is an important way of professing our faith in Christ. Typically, adults, youth, or older children who understand the commitment of faith to Christ and wish to respond to God’s call (usually 5+ yrs) are acceptable candidates for baptism. Pastor Barry will meet with the younger Baptismal candidates to determine their readiness.
Baptisms are usually held 3 times a year. Email the church to find out when the next date is, or use the RSVP form below to register. (email@example.com)
Next date: TBA
“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20 (NLT)
We do not baptize children under the age of 5. We dedicate them to the Lord in a public church service where the parents and the members of the church are called upon to live exemplary lives before children, and to teach them the ways of the Lord.
Christian parents are making a promise to raise their child/children in a way that will give glory to God, to include teaching them to pray, teaching them bible stories, and about mission work (what that means to young people), and what it means to be a young Christian. Once a child is old enough to understand what it means to be a Christian, then the child can make the decision to be baptized and to continue to follow Jesus as they grow in their faith. Typically we have two Dedications a year, once on Mother’s Day and again near Christmas. Deadline to register is midnight, the Wednesday before the event, in order for your child to be included in the program memento. Next date: TBA
Please arrive at least 15 mins prior to service start time.
Please fill out the registration below.
Worship Times: Sunday 9:30 and 11:00AM
1790 Gardendale Rd. Fort Mill, SC 29708
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