Baptisms
Baptism comes from the Greek language meaning: to dip, to wash or immerse.

Baptism is a special spiritual rite in that it symbolizes a person’s conscious and deliberate choice to accept the Lord and the water represents the Lord’s grace, cleansing away our sins. Therefore I will perform baptisms for all who are seriously interested free of charge at any time. I never charge for baptism service.

Baptism is a practice common to Christian traditions. It is practiced worldwide and is associated with the baptism of Jesus Christ by John the Baptist. In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus would commission his disciples:

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. A-men.

Baptism represents God’s purification as we confess our sins and make a deliberate choice to follow Him; usually accompanied by the induction into the Christian church. Many people these days do not regularly attend a specific church but do seek baptism as believing Christians. However, if you are not a member of the church you may find it difficult to find a member of clergy willing to perform a baptism for someone who doesn’t belong to the congregation. Also, most churches will not come to your home for baptism, especially if you are not a member.

I can help. Baptism does not require you to attend a specific church; that is only a popular custom practiced by the church. Although attending church regularly is an extremely good practice; attendance to church does not guarantee salvation. Your faith in the Father and His grace does. Baptism does require you pursue a Christian lifestyle; that is:

To confess your sins to the Father, repent and seek His forgiveness
Accept Jesus as your savior and welcome the Holy Ghost into your life
Seek and live for the Father

There are two common forms of baptism; total immersion which is usually for adults and sprinkling or pouring which is used on infants and adults alike.
Adult Baptism
Typically, for adults, it is believed after they have confessed their sins and proclaimed or confirmed their faith in Jesus Christ as our Savior, they are considered “born again” into a new life, cleansed of their previous sin after baptism. And no, there is no way of consistently baptizing yourself to be sin-free. This is impossible for us as we are human and will sin. After we are baptized it is expected that you will focus on and follow the Christian faith, trying to avoid sin as best you can, seeking forgiveness through repentance. Our sin is forgiven only by the Father.
Infant Baptism
The baptism or “christening” of infants is slightly different though some similarities remain. Some Christian faiths endorse baptizing infants and incorporates the practice of utilizing godparents or sponsors that promise to witness and mentor the moral and spiritual foundation, with the parents or in their stead should it be necessary. The parents and/or godparents will make vows to guide the child in life and will await the time when the child is of age to make their own personal commitment to the Lord through Christ either by baptism or “confirmation.” Also, at a “christening” the parents may give a baptism name to the child; either new or in addition to their birth name.

Either way, baptism is meant to represent your inner commitment to your Christian faith.

Sermon
Prayer
Statement of commitment by parents and/or godparents
Baptism by sprinkling or pouring
At your home or other location of your choosing
Certificate of Baptism
No fee for travel

Again, I never charge anything for Baptism service.

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