Baptism at Hope of Glory
What is Baptism?
Baptism is a sacrament.
A sacrament is a holy ordinance instituted by Jesus Christ [Matt. 28:19, 26:26-28; Mk. 14:22-25; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Cor. 1:22-26] wherein, by sensible signs, Christ, and the benefits of the new covenant, are represented, sealed, and applied to believers. [Gal. 3:27; 1 Cor. 10:16-17]
In the New Testament, Jesus instituted two sacraments; baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
Baptism is the washing with water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit [Matthew 28:19]. It is a visible symbol which signifies and seals our ingrafting into Christ, and partaking of the benefits of the covenant of grace, and our engagement to be the Lord’s. [WSC Q. 92 – 94]
To Whom is Baptism to be Administered?
Baptism is not to be administered to anybody that are out of the visible church. It is only for the people who have repented their sins and profess their faith in Christ alone and obedience to him [Acts 2:41, 8:12, 36, 38, 18:8]. Also, the infants of such as are members of the visible church are to be baptized [Genesis 17:7, 17:9-11; Acts 2:38-39, 16:32-33; Col. 2:11-12].
Is there a young person in your family who is ready to receive baptism through repentance and faith in Christ? Or is your child who has received the infant baptism now ready to profess his/her own faith publically through confirmation?
Parents of youth who are interested in Baptism/Confirmation and their membership, please fill out the form and contact Pastor Billy Jung.
How Do I Get Baptized at Hope of Glory?
Attend a Baptism Class : 2-hour Baptism class is held quarterly or by need. See our upcoming schedule through announcements.
Baptism Interview : Following the baptism class, candidate person/group will have a interview with a pastor/elder of Hope of Glory.
Receive Baptism : Most often, it will be held during the Lord’s Day Worship or after the Worship Service. You will be informed all you need to know after the baptism interview.
To Begin the process, contact our information table and fill out the form and turn it in.