Baptism

Baptism is the sacrament of entrance to the community of faith. Presbyterians baptize adults on their profession of faith, as well as the children of church members.

Most Presbyterians are baptized as infants as a sign of God’s love and as a recognition of their welcome into our church family. Children will speak for themselves and confirm their baptisms in a confirmation program during their teen years. Baptism is not a private act, but is celebrated in the gathered community of the church during Sunday worship.

The Session (governing board) of Central approves all baptisms. For infant baptisms, at least one parent should be an active member of Central. Before each baptism, parents meet with the pastor to discuss the theology of baptism and what it means in the life of the family.

If you are interested in scheduling a baptism, please contact Rev. Colby: dcolby@cpcstpaul.org.