Membership & Baptism

Membership

Is membership the next step for you?

To be a member of a church is to make a public promise to live as a follower of Jesus Christ and to support the work of His Church. In the Bible this is called a covenant. According to the Bible, a public promise, or covenant, is the basis for society: marriage, employment, citizenship and church membership are all relationships of accountability.

Membership in a church is not like membership in a club or other organization. Most organizations exist to serve consumers, their members. Church membership, however, moves those who desire to follow Jesus from consuming church services and programs to becoming providers of God’s love and care to others. We are a church not for ourselves, but for others.

In the membership process, you’ll learn more about who we are as a church, how to grow in faith, and the many life-giving ways you can be part of our church family, including the opportunity to make this your church home through membership.

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Baptism

Adult baptism

If you have never been baptized and would like to be, you will need to complete the church membership process first.

Infant, child  and student baptism

Infants

MVPC will baptize infants of church members. Contact Valerie Bigelow for upcoming infant baptism dates and to register your infant for baptism.

Elementary-age children

MVPC will baptize members’ children who have come to personal faith in Jesus Christ. Our Children’s Ministries conducts children’s baptism classes with interested families. Contact Elizabeth Wolfe for information.

Students

For students who have come to personal faith in Jesus Christ, MVPC will baptize them during the annual confirmation process each winter. Students interested in confirmation should contact Tommy Branagh for information and dates.