Nurturing a “right relationship” with Jesus Christ.
The parents, family, friends, and church body declare before God to accept responsibility for bringing up your child according to God’s word.
A counseling session with the parents/guardians is required and typically takes place the Wednesday prior to the actual blessing ceremony.
Baby blessing ceremonies take place on 5th Sundays. Extended family/friends are invited to the stage along with the infant and their parents.
Profession of Faith
We need to confess Jesus publicly (Matthew 10:32-33). Baptism is the way people in Scripture publicly declared their faith soon after they were saved. (Acts 2:41; 8:35-38; 16:25-34)
We need to obey Jesus’ command. (Matthew 28:19)
We need to follow Jesus’ example. (Matthew 3:13-15)
We need to join the fellowship of the church
family. (Acts 2:41)
Some believe children are unable to profess, but commitment counselors meet with each child to ensure they can verbalize their faith. That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. (Romans 10:9-10)
If you are willing to take this step of public commitment to Jesus, you can express that willingness through the following or a similar prayer: “Father, I want to obey You and let others know I have a new life in Jesus Christ. Bless me as I follow Jesus in baptism. Commitment Counselors are also available at the end of each morning service to personally talk with you and to answer your questions.
A mandatory orientation session takes place the last Sunday each month at 9:30 a.m. Candidates will be escorted to a changing area to prepare 30 minutes prior to the baptism ceremony.
Provided for all members with notifcation.
Provided by request for non-members and
sent to other churches/facilities.
Who are Our Members?
Whether by alter call or baptism, through bible study or small group, or by contacting the office, all official members have joined by professing their faith in Jesus Chris and completing a Member Profile form. The information from the form is entered into the St. Paul database. If you have not completed a Member Profile form and are not in the St. Paul database, then you are not considered to be a member of St. Paul Baptist Church.
Who is Not a Member?
Though we love and appreciate everyone, to be considered a member, a Member Profile form must be completed to make it official. People who have simply attended/contributed to St. Paul are not considered members of St. Paul.