Baby Dedication Dates and Info

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Baby Dedication

And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them. Mark 10:16

Jesus blessed the little children but His command of baptism was for believers. Our practice of “dedicating” infants is modeled after Jesus blessing the children.

A Baby Dedication is when Christian parents, and sometimes entire families, make a commitment before the Lord to submit a child to God's will and to raise that child according to God's Word.

We believe that a person must be old enough to understand that they are a sinner and that they need forgiveness in Christ. A person should be baptized in water only when they are old enough to believe and repent of their sins. 

To register your child for the next Baby Dedication please contact Dorcas Walker at 703-670-8481 ext 110 

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Baby Dedication Dates 2017

January 22nd July 23rd
April 23rd

October 22nd

 

Purified Water

 

Jesus established water baptism not only as a mandate but also a commitment opportunity for believers when he gave the Great Commission message in Matthew 28:19 and Mark 16:16. Water baptism is far more than a ritual or religious exercise; it’s a public, outward declaration that reflects a personal, inward faith. It associates the believer with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and signifies the believer's death to the old life and his or her resurrection as a new creation in Christ (Romans 6:1–8; Colossians 2:12, 2 Corinthians 5:17). In order to understand the reason for being water baptized, it is important to carefully consider what the Bible says about it.

As we prepare to celebrate this important step, we are holding two Baptism classes prior to the celebration services.  The classes will be held on February 26th and March 5th at 10:00 am in room 220, with the Baptism event being held on Sunday, March 12th. During this time, we will discuss some of the basic fundamentals of Baptism, answer any questions or concerns you may have and of course get you ready for what to expect on the day of your special event! We do ask that Children under the age of 12 have a parent or guardian attend the Baptism class with them. It is important to have a good foundation in this ordinance of the church, so taking time open the word of God together will be time well spent.

We encourage you to invite your family and friends to witness and celebrate this special day! Your baptism is an opportunity to let the world know that you have decided to follow Jesus! As you go public with your faith you are declaring your old self is buried and your new self is raised to life!

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  Water Baptism
Sunday, March 12th

Water baptism is an outward sign of an inward event.  Far more than just going for a swim, it is a symbolic event which shouts to the physical and spiritual worlds: “I have decided to follow Jesus Christ!”

Salvation comes through confessing that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Saviour and believing that He has risen from the dead (Romans 10:9).  Water baptism is a sign that we not only believe in Jesus, but, we are willing to be identified with Him. 

Water Baptism is a spiritual event, where the person being baptized is literally buried with Jesus, then raised with Him by the same power of God which raised Jesus from the dead (Colossians 2:12).  In God’s strength, the believer emerges into “newness of life”. 

Contact Dorcas Walker for more details about Water Baptism: dwalker@christchapel.org

 or call 703-670-8481 ext 110

or Click Here to Register  

Understanding Baptism