Baptisms are wonderful occasions. Those to be baptised begin a journey of
faith in becoming members of the Church, and are empowered to live lifes to a
different heartbeat through the gift of God's Holy Spirit.
As a christian church we uphold the view that baptism marks the beginning of
a new life; one which is both spiritual as well as physical. We believe that
baptism marks the entry into membership of the church, that is the people of
God, not just a building. It is a time when serious promises about faith are
made and when we acknowledge power of the Holy Spirit and actions of Jesus as
being necessary for salvation.
Baptism was commanded by Jesus Christ. As His followers we seek to fully obey
everything that Jesus taught. Jesus calls us to follow him. Those who heed that call adopt his values,
accept his teachings, and worship him alongside his other followers. There was a
time when baptism was little more than a customary rite of passage in our
culture. That time is past, and baptism now has returned to its true
significance; the ceremony that marks the beginning of a life devoted to
following Christ, the event at which the family of the church welcomes a new