Child of blessing, child of promise, baptized with the Spirit’s sign, with this water God has sealed you unto love and grace divine.
— Child of Blessing, Child of Promise from the Glory to God Hymnal

Baptism is the sign and seal of God's grace and covenant in Christ.  As The Book of Order of the Presbyterian Church (USA) explains, baptism signifies the faithfulness of God, the washing away of sin, rebirth, putting on the fresh garment of Christ, and adoption into the covenant family of the church. The baptism of children witnesses to the truth that God's love claims people before they are able to respond in faith. The congregation, on behalf of the whole church, assumes responsibility for nurturing the baptized children in the Christian life, and it is for this reason that the congregation makes such a promise during the service.

In preparation for baptism, parents must fulfill two requirements: at least one parent should be a member of East Brentwood Presbyterian Church and parents must attend a meeting with the pastor.

Adult baptisms for those who have never been baptized take place as part of the reception of new members. 

If you would like information about membership and baptism, please contact the church office at (615) 370-4227 or visit our Have a Concern or Question page.