Water Baptism

If you're a member at least 8 years old who has received salvation and desires to be baptized for the first time or again as an adult, we invite you to register.  A water baptism instruction class is taught that morning to spiritually prepare and refresh candidates on Biblical teachings of this powerful experience.  

 

Interested members can fill out the request form below or email waterbaptism@vcmi-dc1.org or lwiggins@vcmi-dc1.org.

 

 

Requirements for Water Baptism

Before we are baptized we must come to believe that we are sinners in need of salvation (Romans 3:23). We must also believe that Christ died on the cross to atone for our sins, that He was buried, and that He was resurrected to assure our place in heaven (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). We then turn to Jesus, asking Him to forgive our sins and to be our Lord and Savior, and the moment we do that we are born again, our eternal salvation is guaranteed, and we begin to die to ourselves and live for Christ (1 Peter 1:3-5). At this time we are qualified to be scripturally baptized.

 

Why should we be baptized?

Christians have been commanded to be baptized, and we should do so out of obedience to, and love for, our Lord Christ Jesus (John 14:15). Water baptism is the biblical method of baptism because of its symbolic representation of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ.

 

Next scheduled service: Sunday, April 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am

 

Please be sure to register prior to the service date.  We will send you a confirmation upon receipt.

 

For more information or questions email: waterbaptism@vcmi-dc1.org or lwiggins@vcmi-dc1.org.

 

Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I will be with you always, to the very end of the age'" (Matthew 28:18-20).

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