- Baptism Request
- Baby Dedication Request
- Home/Business Dedication
- Youth Achievement Form
- Wedding Policy
Baptism in the Scripture is an act of obedience and it’s offered to anyone who has come into relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ.
More specifically, Biblical baptism is a public profession of the shifting of one’s allegiance to live for self to living for God through the work of Jesus Christ. Baptism symbolizes both the death of the old self and its burial (going into the water) and being risen to newness of life through God’s grace (coming out of the water; Romans 6:1-9). Jesus calls all his disciples to be baptized (Matthew 28:19) as an outer symbol of that inner change that God has brought about in a person’s life.
We believe that baptism should be entered into both with an attitude of celebration and consecration. First, baptism is a celebration. We are filled with joy and hope for what Christ has done in our lives. Yet, at the same time, we enter the sacrament with an attitude of consecration. To be baptized means to partner in with Jesus and His compassion He has for this world. It is nothing less than committing one’s self to a life of following Jesus Christ. As such, this sacrament should be entered into with both a spirit of celebration and consecration.
Baptism is held the 4th Sunday during morning worship at 9:30am.
“Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up” (Deuteronomy 6:5-7, NIV).
Christian parents dedicate a child to make a promise to the Lord to do everything they can to raise the child in a godly manner, until the child can make a decision on his or her own to follow the Lord. The church also commits to do all that it can to assist with the child’s spiritual development. We encourage members to invite family, friends, godparents, and guests to share in this joyous occasion!
Baby dedications occur on 2nd Sunday during morning worship service at 9:30am here at Great Commission Baptist Church.
To Schedule a Baby Dedication: Please fill out the online form.
“Bless this house, O Lord we pray, Make it safe by night and day . . . Bless these walls so firm and stout, Keeping want and trouble out . . . Bless the roof and chimneys tall, Let thy peace lie overall . . . Bless this door that it may prove, Ever open, To joy and love . . . Bless these windows shining bright, Letting in God’s Heavenly light, Bless the hearth, the painting there, With smoke ascending like a prayer! Bless the folk who dwell within, Keep them pure and free from sin . . . Bless us all that we may be, Fit O Lord to dwell with thee . . . Bless us all that one day we may dwell, O Lord! With Thee!” (“Bless This House”, song lyrics)
A perfect way to start a new beginning in your new home or business is to have a dedication ceremony.
This information is intended to aid the engaged couple in preparing for a memorable marriage ceremony and a life together that will last. The following paragraphs include a few words about the holiness of marriage, the importance of proper preparation for marriage, and the practical steps necessary for planning a ceremony in our facilities.
Preparation for a Life-long Commitment
It is our desire that anyone using these facilities for a wedding know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior as He is the only foundation for permanence in marriage. He is the third strand in a cord of three that can not be easily broken. Furthermore, the Bible makes it clear that a non-Christian should not be joined with a Christian because of the incompatibility of their spiritual lives. If either member of the couple is not a Christian, please talk about this first with one of our ministers before proceeding with marriage plans.
The traditional marriage vows include the recommendation that marriage should not be entered into lightly or unadvisedly. We agree. No marriage should begin hurriedly or without sufficient time to learn about each other and to study the characteristics or foundations of a lasting relationship. We strongly recommend that the engaged couple seek Christian counseling in preparation for a lifetime of commitment.