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BAPTISM

Baptism dates

During this season, we will not have large group baptisms at our campuses and instead, we have 2 options:

1. If you would like to be baptized, we will work with you to set up a private baptism. Please call the church office at 269-948-2549 for more details and to set up a time and date that works for you or fill out the form below and someone will contact you.

2. Wait until our next baptism dates which will tentatively be in April and October of 2021.

what does baptism mean?
Water baptism is far more than a ritual or religious exercise; it’s a public, outward declaration that reflects a personal, inward faith. Some liken it to a wedding ring – an outward symbol of commitment you make in your heart.
 
what method of baptism do we use?
We use immersion. That means you will go completely under the water and come back up. With immersion baptism, you are showing people that all your past sins are buried with Jesus. When you come out of the water, you are saying that Jesus has given you a new life.
 
will baptism help you go to heaven?
Baptism isn’t an act that gets us into heaven – it is faith in Jesus that offers that assurance. However, baptism does not secure a relationship with God. A relationship with God happens only by grace through your faith in Jesus and what He did for you on the cross.
 
how old do you have to be to be baptized?
You don’t have to be a certain age to be baptized. However, children need to be able to verbally express their desire to follow God and that they understand what baptism means. At TVC, we believe that baptism is a personal choice. We encourage parents to wait until their child asks to be water baptized. We also encourage you to talk to your children about the time you decided to follow God and your own baptism experience. Parents are the most important factor in a child’s spiritual formation.

Call the church office at 269.948.2549 for more information on our next baptism.

 
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MAIN OFFICE

2750 S. M-43 HWY

HASTINGS, MI 49058

OFFICE HOURS

MONDAY-THURSDAY

8:00AM-3:30PM

(269) 948-2549

tvc@tvcweb.com

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