Valley Christian Center

Christian Life

CHILD DEDICATIONS:

Children are a heritage from the Lord. He gives them to us as a blessing, and because of this, we must be ready to give them back to Him.  Dedication is about being willing to totally submit our children to the will of God (1 Samuel 1:11, 26-28). It is also our recognition of and commitment to the tremendous responsibility God entrusts us with to raise them in the Lord and establish early in life a foundation built upon Jesus Christ (Proverbs 22:6, Deuteronomy 6:7, Ephesians 6:4).

For more information or to schedule your child’s dedication, click here for a pdf of our Child Dedication Brochure.

 

WATER BAPTISM:

We believe that people who have been born again should be baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Jesus Himself was baptized and instructed His followers to be baptized. Baptism also confirms that Christ is the Lord and King in each believer’s life.  (From: foursquare.org/about/what_we_believe/spirit_filled_life)

What does it mean to be baptized?

To be baptized in water is a public statement that you have turned away from your old, selfish way of living, and that you have a new life in Jesus Christ.

To go down under the water is a statement of your “death and burial”;  you no longer live for sin.  To come up out of the water is a statement that you now live for the Lord.  He has washed away your sin and made you His child.  Baptism doesn’t save you.  Trusting in Jesus Christ saves you.  Baptism is your public confession that you have already become a believer in Jesus Christ. (Romans 6:3,4; Colossians 2:2)

How is a person baptized?

The biblical method for baptism is by immersion.  That means the pastor will lower you completely into the water and then bring you back up.  Though the procedure is very quick and simple, the importance of the event is great. (Acts 8:35-38)

For more information or to schedule a baptism, click for a pdf of our Water Baptism Brochure.

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