Baptism is a sign that God has welcomed someone into His family forever. Whether you’re an adult or a child, baptism is a chance to celebrate what God is doing in your life and also to respond through committing to live as a disciple of Jesus.
Baptism is what we call a sacrament. A sacrament is a “visible sign of an invisible reality,” a sign and a seal of what God has already done in someone’s heart. As a sign, it represents that God has done something already. As a seal, baptism is how we say, “This is true now.” The waters of baptism do not guarantee salvation. Instead, baptism is an act of faith, a way of declaring God’s promises over someone. In the New Testament, baptism has multiple layers of significance. Baptism is a promise of…
- The washing away of sin
- Our union with Jesus’ death and resurrection
- Our new birth in Christ
- Incorporation into the church
- The filling of the Holy Spirit
- The covenant and kingdom of God
In baptism, God promises to give us a new covenantal identity as his beloved son or daughter. God joins us to the death and resurrection of Jesus. And God also promises to fill us with the Holy Spirit and commission us for good works. (1 Peter 2:9-10)
At VictoryPoint, we celebrate adult baptism as well as child baptism and child dedication. If you have questions about child baptism and dedication, read the FAQs here.
If you sense the call to baptism, whether for yourself or for your child, we are excited for this step in your journey! You can fill out the form below to let us know and we’ll be in touch with you.