In the Presbyterian Church (USA), we believe that the
Sacrament of Baptism is the sign and seal of God’s grace and
covenant in Christ. As the baptismal waters are placed onto the
baptized’s head, it is a reminder to all of us of God’s faithfulness,
that in Christ each of us are made new, and that we are welcomed
with open arms into the covenant family of the church.
Adults may be baptized through profession of faith. Children are baptized as a witness to the belief that God’s love claims us before we are even able to respond in faith. Parents are asked to make a promise to help their child grow in their faith, and the entire church family promises to nurture each baptized child as well.
How can I arrange to be baptized or to have my child baptized?
If you are already a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, contact the Pastor, and he will schedule the baptism. If this is your first child being baptized at Trinity, both parents must attend a baptism class with the Pastor before the Sunday of the Baptism. During the class he will discuss the meaning of baptism with you to ensure that you understand the intention of the vows you will take, for yourself or for your child.
If you are not a member, the first step to having your child baptized is for you to join the church by attending one of our upcoming Inquirers Classes.