The Lord who created you says, ‘Fear not for I have redeemed you.
I have called you by name; you are mine.' (Isaiah 43:1)
The body of Christ is one, and Baptism is the bond of unity in Christ. As they are united with Christ through faith, Baptism unites the people of God with each other and with the church of every time and place. (Book of Order W-2.3005)
Presbyterians baptize children as infants to witness “to the truth that God’s love claims people before they are able to respond in faith.” Others are baptized as they “enter the covenant upon their own profession of faith witnesses to the truth that God’s gift of grace calls for fulfillment in a response of faithfulness.” (Book of Order W-2.3008)
As there is one body, there is one Baptism. (Eph. 4:4-6) The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) recognizes all Baptisms with water in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit administered by other Christian churches. (Book of Order W-2)
The Baptism of Adults
Adults and youth may receive the sacrament of baptism upon their profession of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. For information regarding baptism, speak to one of our Pastors.
The Baptism of Infants and Children
God, who has redeemed us in Jesus Christ, is also the God of our children. In presenting
a child for baptism, parents affirm their own faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior,
acknowledge their child's need of the redeeming grace of Christ, and promise to teach
their child to know, to love, and to serve the Lord.
Joining with those parents, the congregation promises to teach those who are baptized
the good news of the gospel and Christ's love, and by their love and fellowship to
strengthen the child's ties with the household of God.