At our core, we believe in two New Testament ordinances, Communion and Baptism. These ordinances are what worship at Central Christian Church is centered around.
As a sacred act, we believe baptism represents the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, it symbolizes the death and burial of the old self of the repentant believer, and the joyous birth of a brand new being in Christ. It is a proclamation of God's grace.
Baptism is a powerful public act that every follower of Jesus must make. The act of baptism displays the decision the follower of Jesus is making to commit to joining God’s family. The symbolism of being drowned to oneself and resurrected into a new community, a new value system and a new source of spiritual guidance is one of the most powerful symbols of community we have as a faith tradition and we hold it sacred at Central.
However, we understand that there are different beliefs concerning baptism and many people are baptized as infants. If you were baptized as an infant we consider you as having been baptized and there is no need to have a second one. However, if you are feeling called to have a recommitment ceremony we can definitely explore that option.
We practice full immersion at Central and have a baptismal in the front of our Sanctuary just underneath the cross. If you have made the decision to follow the path Jesus laid before us in the Gospels and you would like to make the decision to be baptized, we would love to take that walk with you. Please come talk to an Elder, Pastor Stephen or let us know by contacting us through the link below.