Sun, Sep 24|
The Oasis at Faith Worship Center
Baptism & Baby Dedication Sunday Candidate Sept 2023
If you or your child would like to be baptized, you must complete a form for the person being baptized. If you are the parent of an infant child and you would like to dedicate your infant to God, you must complete a form for the child.
Time & Location
Sep 24, 2023, 9:00 AM
The Oasis at Faith Worship Center, 11502 Big Mesa Dr, San Antonio, TX 78245, USA
About the Event
We believe that Water Baptism is necessary as instructed by Christ in (John 3:5) "UNLESS MAN BE BORN AGAIN OF WATER AND OF THE SPIRIT..."However, we do not believe that water baptism alone is a means of salvation, but is an outward demonstration that one has already had a conversion experience and has accepted Christ as his personal Savior. As believers, we practice immersion in preference to "SPRINKLING", because immersion corresponds more closely to the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord (Colossians 2:12). It also symbolizes regeneration and purification more than any other mode. Therefore, we practice immersion as our mode of Baptism.
Although some churches baptize infants, The Oasis at Faith Worship Center feels that Christ intended baptism to be for those who have come into the Christian faith through repentance and the saving grace of Jesus Christ. As such, it should be reserved for those who have reached an age of understanding. In place of infant baptism, the practice of dedicating children to God is what we practice. We believe that parents in the early church formally dedicated their children to God as in the case of Hannah’s dedication of Samuel and Joseph and Mary’s dedication of Jesus.