Baptism

NCPC is a part of the Presbyterian and Reformed tradition. Simply put, that means we follow the historic practice of the church with respect to the sacrament of baptism. This means we baptize new believers and the infant children of believers.

The water is a fit sign that those baptized are washed and included in God’s covenant of grace, that they are part of God’s family. While the act of baptism does not “save”, it is a wonderful witness to the salvation offered in Christ for all.

Adult Baptism:

If you have never been baptized before and would like to be, you will need to complete the church membership class at NCPC first. Be sure to discuss your desire at your membership
interview. This will allow you to be scheduled for baptism on the day you take your membership vows in front of your affiliated congregation.

 

Infant and Child Baptism:

NCPC will baptize infants of church members. If you are already a member, you can request your child for baptism by calling the church office.

If you are a new member parent and have not taken your vows yet, please inform the elder or pastor who conducts your membership interview to schedule your infant’s baptism upon your reception into membership.

NCPC will baptize your older child after he or she has made a profession of faith. NCPC offers a Communicants class at least once per year to aid our children’s understanding of the Christian faith. For information about this class, please contact the church office.