The Reformed tradition understands Baptism, along with the Lord’s Supper, to be Sacraments, instituted by God and commended by Christ. Sacraments are signs of the real presence and power of Christ in the church, symbols of God’s action. Through the Sacraments, God seals believers in redemption, renews their identity as the people of God, and marks them for service.
Baptism is the sign and seal of incorporation into Christ and enacts and seals what the Word proclaims:
“God’s redeeming grace offered to all people. Baptism is God’s gift of grace and also God’s summons to respond to that grace. Baptism calls us to repentance, to faithfulness and to discipleship. Baptism gives the church its identity and commissions the church for ministry to the world.”
– From the Book of Order, Part II of the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (USA)
The Sacrament of Baptism is open to those who profess their belief in Jesus Christ and who would like to unite with the church as well as to the children of those believers.
For more information about Baptism in the Presbyterian Church (USA), please contact the Rev. Bill Clark at 512-459-5497.