Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions about what Trinity believes about baptism, communion, infant dedication, and church membership?
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Baptism is one of the most sacred acts in the Christian faith. In the Bible, people were baptized to publicly proclaim their faith in Jesus Christ. The Bible would encourage adult Christ followers to do the same today.
Throughout the year, we gather as a church family to celebrate with people who have made a commitment to following Christ. The baptism service is actually a celebration; it’s a chance for the church to come together to celebrate what we’re all about: helping people become fully devoted followers of Christ.
Baptism doesn’t make a person a Christian. Only faith in Christ does that. Baptism is like a wedding ring; it’s the outward sign of a commitment made in your heart. (see Ephesians 2:8-9)
It illustrates Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.
“… Christ died for our sins … he was buried … and he rose again.”
(1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
“For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism you were also raised with Christ.”
It illustrates your new life as a Christian.
“When someone becomes a Christian he becomes a brand new person inside. The old life has passed away and a new life has begun!”
(2 Corinthians 5:17)
“By our baptism then, we were buried with him and shared his death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead … so that we may live a new life!”
The Bible says that every person who believes in Christ should be baptized. A believer is someone who has realized that their sin has separated them from God. They have given up all personal efforts to reach God through good works or religious activity. They have concluded that Jesus Christ’s death on the cross for their sins is the only thing that can bridge the gap between themselves and God. A believer is someone who has decided to trust Christ alone for salvation. If you have come to that point in your spiritual journey, then you should be baptized. (see Acts 2:41; 8:12-13)
We remember and honor the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ through communion the first Sunday of each month during the worship service as well as special services such as our Christmas Eve and Easter services. Every Christ-follower is welcome to participate regardless of church membership.
“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.”
Psalm 127:3 ESV
Infant dedication is an important event for every Christian family. We observe this practice twice a year, once in the spring (on Mother’s Day) and once in the fall each year. This is a special time set aside time during a Sunday service to dedicate the infants of our church members to the Lord. When you chose to dedicate your child in the service, we celebrate God’s promises in your life and acknowledge the stewardship He has given to us.
This special time is grounded in two commitments. First, the parents commit to raise the child in accordance with the Scriptures, choosing to follow God’s pathway for parenting. Second, the church commits to come alongside the parents to assist them in raising the children according to these Scriptures.
As a token and remembrance of this day we give you a Baby Bible and a Certificate of Dedication for each of your children. To sign up please contact the church office and schedule a pastoral interview to discuss this opportunity at (985) 893-0218.
We believe the Scriptures call believers to fully invest themselves in a local church body. In our church culture, this means that the believer makes the personal choice to join the membership of Trinity church by participating in our newcomer’s class, sharing their faith journey with a member of our elder board, and making a commitment to participate and support the mission and vision of Trinity Church by signing the membership covenant.
While everyone is invited to worship as a part of our fellowship, we strongly encourage believers who regularly participate in the life of our church body to take the intentional step of joining our membership for two reasons. First, church membership brings the believer into the identity of the church family. Second, the church membership provides a pathway to growth for the believer.
The Church is a family of believers who is committed to glorifying God through worship and intentional relationships with others.
The Church serves as the primary path for believers to develop and mature in their faith.