Baptism is an exciting and vital part of the worship experience at Park Valley Church. It is an outward display of what is happening inside someone’s heart! By getting baptized, you are deciding to go public with your faith. You are identifying yourself with the death and triumphal resurrection of Christ, as well as publicly acknowledging your membership in His family.
There is nothing magical about baptism or the water we dunk you in. Prince William County water can’t wash your sins away...and baptism is not what “gets you into heaven.” However, it is an important step in spiritual maturity. Throughout the New Testament, it is clear that the salvation experience was promptly followed by Baptism.
At Park Valley, we baptize individuals who have made a conscious decision to trust Jesus as their Savior. It is for this reason that we don’t baptize babies. We hope you will take this step in your journey with God!
The Bible clearly teaches that baptism is the first step of obedience after making a commitment to Christ. Baptism allows a believer to communicate to the world their heart-felt commitment to Christ. People often have questions regarding baptism: Why should I be baptized? I’ve already been baptized. Do I have to do it again? Does it matter if someone is sprinkled or dunked? Take a few minutes to read these Baptism Facts.
If you have an elementary child who has received Jesus as their personal Savior and is ready to take their next step of faith through baptism. We want to walk alongside you and your child through the process of baptism at Park Valley Church. Pastor Paul will be that person! Please email Pastor Paul at email@example.com to set up a time to talk about what baptism represents and schedule your child’s baptism.
If you have questions about baptism, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.