Baptism

Baptism is the church's proclamation and experience that we are who we are because God has first chosen us and loved us and called us into His kingdom. Baptism by water is a visible sign of God's love toward His children and is essentially something that God does. The profound truth and beauty of baptism is not so much that we give our children or ourselves to God - but that God chooses us as His own.  

Baptism is offered 
to adults, youth, and older children upon their profession of faith in Jesus Christ, as well as to the infants of parents who are actively following Jesus Christ. The baptism of infants witnesses to the truth that God's love claims us even before we are able to respond in faith. Parents wanting to preserve baptism for the time of their child's personal profession of faith in Christ may present their children for dedication.  Adult baptism is celebrated by immersion, while infant baptism is celebrated by sprinkling.  

Baptisms and Dedications
 are part of the worship experience of the GCC family, because baptism is by definition a public event, and because it is something we want to celebrate as a whole community of faith. If you have questions about baptism, or if  you would like to be baptized or have a child baptized or dedicated during one of our Sunday worship services, please contact one of the pastors.