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BAPTISM

This is something to celebrate.

Baptism is a symbol that tells a story.

Almost two thousand years ago, Jesus was baptized. Since then, millions of his followers have followed that example.

Our lives are filled with symbols. An engagement ring celebrates and symbolizes the decision two have made to spend the rest of their lives together. The presentation of a diploma celebrates and symbolizes the successfully completed work of a student.

At Community Church, we believe baptism is a symbol that celebrates and symbolizes a decision someone has made to follow Jesus. It's a moment to look forward to with excitement and look back on with admiration.

An engagement ring itself doesn't make someone engaged, it's simply the symbol that the two have decided to be married. An engagement ring is an outward sign of an inward decision. The symbol represents the decision. The same is true for baptism. Baptism is the symbol that represents the decision someone has made to follow Jesus. It's an outward sign of an inward decision.

What about infant baptism?

Baptism is one of those topics that the church has disagreed about for centuries. At Community Church, we believe baptism to be a secondary doctrine, meaning, we make room for disagreement. Jesus prayed that his followers would be one (John 17:21). In light of that, we prioritize unity over uniformity in our beliefs. All that to say, you might disagree with our view on baptism, but for us, that's ok. We still want you to be able to call this church your home.

While we understand and respect the beliefs behind baptizing an infant, here, we believe that baptism is something that follows a decision to follow Jesus. For us, that means that a child has to be old enough to make that choice before we will baptize him or her.