Definition of Baptism, according to the Presbyterian Church (USA)
“In Baptism, the Holy Spirit binds the Church in covenant to its Creator and Lord. The water of Baptism symbolizes the waters of creation, of the flood, and of the Exodus from Egypt. Thus, the water of Baptism links us to the goodness of God’s creation and to the grace of God’s covenants with Noah and Israel. Prophets of Israel, amidst the failure of their own generation to honor God’s covenant, called for justice to roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream (Amos 5:24).
Requirements to Baptize Your Baby at Oak Tree-Iselin Presbyterian Church
- One of the baby's parents must be a member of the church.
- The Infant Baptism Record Form (given to you by the Clerk of Session) must be completed prior to the baptism.
- Parents must have a one-hour consultation with the pastor.
- Pastor submits the request to the Session (ruling body of the church) for approval.