WHAT IS BELIEVER'S BAPTISM?
When we receive Jesus Christ, God washes us clean from sin and adopts us into his family. In baptism, water marks the washing, since water is the universal agent for cleansing. Baptism is a sign that God forgives us, cleanses us from sin, and takes our guilt and shame. When someone accepts Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, they begin a relationship with him. The act of baptism is not what saves, rather, it is an outward expression of an inward transformation and marks the start of a new relationship with Jesus and new life found in him.
If you’ve begun a relationship with Jesus and you’ve never been baptized, we encourage you to take that step. It will be a tangible reminder of your new life with Christ.
UPCOMING BAPTISM OPPORTUNITIES
In order to participate in baptisms on August 28, you must attend a pre-baptism meeting on August 14 from 12:30-1:30pm in the Multi-Purpose Room. Click below for more information and to register.I'M INTERESTED IN BELIEVER'S BAPTISM ON AUGUST 28
INFANT BAPTISM OR DEDICATION
Infant baptism involves the acknowledgment that God works in our lives long before we ever know it. This sacrament marks the promise that God is making through Jesus Christ, that forgiveness of sin and new life are offered. When we baptize children at HOPE, we ask the believing parent(s) to reaffirm their personal relationship with Christ, and if married, their vows to one another. We also ask the congregation to express their commitment to encouraging the child to know the love of God and grace of Jesus Christ. We invite families to participate once a month in our worship services.
Please email us if you're interested in baptizing or dedicating your child.