Baptism is a sacrament, a visible sign (washing with water) of an invisible grace or gift (spiritual cleansing from sin by the sacrificial death of Jesus). Baptism saves no one. Salvation is accomplished only by the sacrificial death of Christ on the cross, and is applied by grace in the lives of those who genuinely believe in Him.
We at PVPC believe that people who come to faith in Christ should be baptized out of obedience to the Word of God (Matthew 28:19-20). We baptize adults who have come to an understanding (heart and mind) of the gospel of the person and work of Christ, and who respond with faith and commitment to Jesus and believe children of believers should also be baptized. Baptism is a sign of the promises and claims that God makes within a relationship called a covenant. Baptism is an outward sign of entrance into a covenant relationship with God.
If you’d like to learn more about baptism or would like to schedule a baptism for you or your child, contact Gretchen Hamby.