Parents request infant baptism for their child as a sign of the covenant to bring a child up in the way of the Lord in hopes they may one day receive Christ as their Savior. It is not a guarantee of salvation and we do not believe in baptismal regeneration. The infant is usually baptized by "sprinkling", or the act of dropping water over the baby's forehead, baptizing the child in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. This is considered a sacrament or a sacred oath, and refers to God's covenant with us (first of all) and ours in response to God's gracious provision of salvation in Jesus Christ. Paul correlates baptism with circumcision in Colossians 2:11-12. Circumcision is a sign of the Old Covenant of God’s mercy; baptism is a sign of the New Covenant of Grace. The acceptance of this form of baptism hearkens back to when entire households were baptized by the disciples and apostles when they went out, following the Great Commission to "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit…” (Matthew 28:19).
To register, click on the link below. If you have questions, please contact Jeff Thelander at email@example.com or call the church office at 712-276-5814.