Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them... and teaching them.
"4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life." (Titus 3:4-7, NIV)
Baptism is a sign of the agreement, the covenant, between God and a person. In love God offers forgiveness, life abundant and life eternal in Jesus Christ. In faith we receive the gift in all its richness. In that same faith (trust) we come ourselves or bring our child to receive baptism as a seal (a binding handshake, if you will) of the gift of what God offers. The water is the physical sign empowered by God's word of promise that declares the good news in Jesus, that is, our sins are washed away, our guilt is lifted and that by grace through faith we have been received as a child of God.
We baptize infants and we baptize adults. As adults we believe in Christ with our own understanding and in infant baptism we cover our children with our faith until he or she can make the confession of faith later on.
If you desire baptism for yourself or for your child, please call the office 830-426-3222 and set up an appointment to meet with the Pastor.