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Island in the son

If you're searching for something to believe in or belong to, this is an invitation to join us as we celebrate God's presence in our lives and seek to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.

You may join Island in the Son by professing your faith in Jesus Christ and receiving the sacrament of baptism, or by transfer of your membership from the church to which you now belong. If you have never been baptized, please contact the pastor ahead of time to make arrangements.

Membership — When persons unite as members with a church they profess their faith in God, the Father, Jesus Christ his only Son, and in the Holy Spirit. Thus they make known their desire to live their daily lives as disciples of Jesus Christ. Faithful membership in a local church is essential for personal growth and developing a deeper commitment to the will and grace of God.

Baptism is an act that looks back with gratitude on what God's grace has already accomplished; it is here and now an act of God's grace. It also looks forward to what God's grace will accomplish in the future. Baptism anticipates a lifetime of further and deeper experiences of God, further acts of Christian commitment, and ministries of the world. Once baptized, we have been initiated in Christ's body, the Church, and are members of Christ's family. If you have already been baptized, there is no need to be baptized again to be a member. Persons of any age are suitable candidates for baptism because Christ's body, the church, is a great family that includes persons of all ages. (Acts 2:38-39, Acts 16:15,33, 18:8, I Corinthians 1:16) If you desire to be baptized or baptize your child, the pastor will be glad to visit with you about this important and holy act. You may call 361-749-0884 to make arrangements.

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