Baptism is the next step after you believe. At Community of Hope we offer two types of baptism.
Parents make a decision to enter into a covenant with God to raise their child in the Christian faith.
Those making their own decision to be baptized as a public declaration of their own faith in Jesus Christ.
If you are interested in baptism at Community of Hope, follow these steps:
Adult / Youth Believer’s Baptism
Adults and youth take the step of believer’s baptism as a public declaration of their own personal commitment to Jesus Christ. This type of baptism is done as an act of obedience to our Lord Jesus, because He asked that all His followers be baptized. Throughout the New Testament, it was the first step of those who placed their trust in Jesus Christ alone for salvation.
Publicly testifying about your faith in Jesus Christ through the sacrament of baptism helps firm up your faith and makes it more real to you. It also provides an opportunity to let your friends and family know how Jesus is working in your life. The New Testament describes several truths that are symbolically expressed when a believer is immersed in the water of baptism: your sins have been washed away, you’ve died and risen with Christ, and you’ve joined a new family – your church community. Please fill out the form below if you are interested in being baptized in our next believer’s baptism service.
Our next baptism weekend is TBD.
(Note that we generally do not do infant baptisms during believer’s baptism services.)
Infant / Child Baptism
Infant or child baptism is an opportunity for parents who are partners of Community of Hope or regular attenders to publicly declare their trust in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and to invite the help of Christ and of their local church body as they commit to raise their child in a way that will most naturally result in that child following Christ.
In Acts 16:33-34, Luke describes the head of a household deciding to have his whole family baptized as a demonstration of his intention that they would now be a Christian household. In infant baptism the parents take vows to begin a covenant with God in the hope that their child will eventually complete it with his or her own personal commitment to Christ.
Please fill out the baptism form below if you are a partner or regular attender of Community of Hope and are interested in an infant/child baptism. You must also attend the Milestone: Infant Baptism class before the baptism can occur.
Milestone: Infant Baptism is the first step you will take with your child in their faith journey. Through this class, you will learn how to become your child’s primary faith trainer and what to expect during the infant baptism service. You will also take home valuable resources to start you and your little one off on the right track!