Baptism is a once-in-a-lifetime sign and seal of God’s covenant of grace, and it’s a significant moment in the life of every believer and their children. It’s one of two sacraments in our Christian denomination, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC). We baptize infants (believing that the grace of God is available to all, including those who are too young to make a conscious decision to follow Christ) and adults (as a public declaration of faith). All this is to obey the command of Jesus, who tells his disciples to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19). When we are baptized, we identify with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, because baptism symbolizes the death of the old self and the resurrection to new life in Christ. We also baptize to signify becoming part of a Christian family…entering into the body of Christ.
In addition to individual scheduled baptisms during worship services, Chapel Hill holds “Baptism Sundays” a few times each year, in which we offer offer infant and believer’s baptisms in affusion and immersion fonts.
If you’re interested in baptism for yourself or your child, fill out the form below to get in touch!
Learn more about infant baptism in the Reformed tradition as practiced by Chapel Hill Church.
Read Pastor Ellis White’s reflection on baptism and why we as Presbyterians do NOT rebaptize.