Baptism is one of the central commands given to us by our Lord Jesus Christ: “Go therefore 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). It is the marker of entrance into Christ’s church and a sign of cleansing from sin.
At Cornerstone, we believe that baptism is to be done for adults upon profession of their faith and for children of one or both believing parents who vow to raise the child in the faith. Baptism is the entryway into the church and is therefore necessary for participation in the Lord’s Supper. We receive anyone who has been baptized elsewhere as an infant or adult, by pouring, sprinkling, or immersion—as long as it was a Christian, Trinitarian baptism (done in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit).
We also understand that good Christians disagree on the method and recipients of baptism, so we do not require agreement with us on this for church membership.
Please contact us if would like to profess your faith in Christ and be baptized or have your children baptized.