BAPTISM

Baptism is the next step after you believe. At Community of Hope we offer two types of baptism:

Child Baptism: Parents make a decision to enter into a covenant with God to raise their child in the Christian faith.
Believer’s Baptism: 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:

1. Print and fill out the notes to bring to your baptism interview
Click here for notes
2. Watch our baptism video

 

Click Here to watch the video
3. Register by scrolling down to the appropriate form below.

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.

The next dates for our believer’s baptism services are:

Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10, 2017 at all our weekend services. 

(Note that we generally do not do infant baptisms during believer’s baptism services.)

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Briefly explain you journey toward committing your life to Christ: A. What was your life like before you decided to follow Christ? B. How, when and where did you come to know Jesus Christ personally (Include date, if known)? C. Who helped you on your faith journey toward faith in Jesus Christ? D. What has changed in you since you gave your life to Jesus Christ? E. Why do you want to be baptized?

Date you would like to be baptized? (Due to various factors, not all requests can be accommodated)

Service you would like to be baptized? (Due to various factors, not all requests can be accommodated)

At Community of Hope, we view baptism as something best done within a community of local believers. For this reason, we hold baptisms during our worship services and baptize those who are directly connected with our church. This allows our congregation the opportunity to fulfill their responsibility to encourage and support the baptismal candidate on their faith journey.

Do you currently attend Community of hope?

If so, which service do you attend?

We will ask a photographer to take pictures and email those to you afterward. Please give an email where you would like these sent.

Please call the church office (561-753-8883) to schedule a baptism interview with the appropriate staff member (Children under 5th grade- Children's Ministry Director; Students 6th-12th grade- Student Ministry Director; Adults- Discipleship Director. Parents wishing to have their child baptized should complete the Infant/ Child Baptism Form.

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.

At Community of Hope, we see infant baptism as more than a dedication but less than salvation, because the child still needs to make his or her own decision later in life to follow Jesus 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. The deadline to sign up is the third Wednesday of each month.