What We Believe
What is baptism?
Baptism is not just plain water, but it is the water included in God’s command and combined with God’s word. Certainly not just water, but the word of God in and with the water does these things, along with the faith which trusts this word of God in the water. For without God’s word the water is plain water and no Baptism. But with the word of God it is a Baptism, that is, a life-giving water, rich in grace, and a washing of the new birth in the Holy Spirit.
Why is it important?
Something really great is happening in baptism—your baby is becoming God’s own child. It’s one of the ways that we know God is ministering to babies.
It works forgiveness of sins, rescues from death and the devil, and gives eternal salvation to all who believe this, as the words and promises of God declare. Jesus says in the last chapter of Mark: “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.” (Mark 16:16)
Where is this in the Bible?
Scheduling a Baptism
Step 1 – Set the Date and Time:
Contact the church office (Office@FirstTrinity.com) when you have a baptism date in mind to check if that date is available (at least one month prior to your anticipated baptism date, if possible).
Step 2 – Submit a Baptism Information form:
Please note, sponsors do not have to be one godmother and one godfather. You could have multiple of one, none of another, or whatever combination works best for your family. You’re looking for enthusiastic witnesses of this major milestone who will provide prayers and spiritual encouragement throughout the child’s life.
Step 3 – Baptism Day:
Your officiating pastor will provide more information on what to expect based on the service you select.