At DPC we practice:
We believe in water baptism for anyone old enough to accept Jesus Christ as savior and Lord. We are baptized in obedience to Jesus’ command that all believers are to be baptized. We baptize by immersion because this represents the burying (in a symbolic “water grave”) of our old way of living in order to arise out of the waters and walk in a new way of life. This identifies us with Christ’s death and resurrection.
We celebrate Communion because it reminds us of what Jesus did for us when He died on the cross. The juice makes us remember His blood (which was an acceptable sacrifice to the Father for our sins), and the bread causes us to remember His body (which was beaten and bruised for us so we could be healed). Holy Communion is open to all who have consciously accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and are baptized.
The Baby Dedication Service is a symbolic act of parents giving their children to the Lord. The parents come forward to first rededicate themselves to God. Parents promise to live Godly lives in order to teach their children by example what it is to be a Christian. Then our pastor blesses the child and leads the congregation in a prayer of committing the child into the presence of God.