WATER BAPTISM & CHILD DEDICATION
What is Water Baptism?
Baptism is a way of showing others that you follow Jesus Christ. Every person who believes in Christ should be baptized. Baptism doesn’t make you a believer, but it shows what takes place in your heart at the time of salvation. Baptism is an anchor point in our Journey of following Jesus – it signifies a new identity that is found in Jesus. Because Jesus was baptized by immersion in water, and every baptism in the Bible was by immersion in water, we believe this method best symbolizes a burial and resurrection (Matthew 3:16).
Water Baptisms Registration Process
Signing up to be Water Baptized at Pinellas Community Church has been designed to be both simple and meaningful. From the registration form to the baptism services, each step has been carefully planned with you in mind. Baptisms take place once a month (unless otherwise noted).
To schedule your baptism around the service you typically attend, please complete the registration form below. For children or students, please click the appropriate link. After we receive your registration form, we’ll contact you to schedule an informational meeting one week before your baptism date where you’ll also have an opportunity to ask questions should you have them.
The ceremony is intended to be a public statement by the parents and or family that you will train your children in the Christian faith and seek to instill that faith in them. The church family will also seek to encourage the parents to bring up the child in the faith. Examples of dedicating a child to the lord can be found in the bible (Luke 2:22) as Mary and Joseph dedicated Jesus to God. While this ceremony does not give salvation; rather it is a commitment to give your child the opportunity to seek salvation for themselves.
What is the Child Dedication Process?
We dedicate children from birth up until they are able to make the decision on their own to do water baptism. Child Dedication ceremonies are conducted on the 3rd Sunday of each month during the normal Sunday service. This special moment is commemorated with a dedication certificate and family photo. To schedule your dedication around the service you typically attend, please complete the registration form below. After we receive your registration form, we’ll contact you one week before your child's dedication date where you’ll also have an opportunity to ask questions should you have them.