Through baptism, we share what God has done in our lives, and we commit to grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ.
The word "baptize" means to dip or immerse under water. When a person is baptized, it represents his or her identification with the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. It is an outward symbol of a person's faith and decision to be a committed Christ-follower.
To learn more about what we believe and practice about baptism at MBC, read our Baptism booklet.
For information about baptisms for children, visit the Starting Zone.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17
Everything we have belongs to God! All good and perfect gifts come from Him. Dedication, or “setting apart” of children unto God is one of parents’ first acts of leadership. Dedication is more than a ritual. It’s a commitment for parents to honor the will and the Word of God.
Child dedication is not baptism and not christening. It doesn’t guarantee a child’s salvation, but publicly expresses that the child belongs to God. This "setting apart" is an act by the parents, prayerfully declaring that this child belongs to God and committing themselves to bring up their son or daughter to respect and honor God and to love and serve Jesus Christ.
Baptism and Child Dedication at Your Campus
Would you like to be baptized or dedicate your child? Select your campus below to learn more about the steps you need to take.