St. James Church practices what is known as “Paedobaptism" or “Infant Baptism,” in which one or both believing parents take vows to raise the child in faith, anticipating the time when he/she will receive Christ by faith personally.
We also practice what is known as “Believer’s Baptism,” in which a person who has come to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, but has not received Christian baptism at another time (infant or otherwise), actively obeys Him by receiving the Sacrament of Baptism.
St. James Church acknowledges the following modes of baptism as acceptable: aspersion (sprinkling with water), effusion (pouring of water), and immersion (submersing in water).
We do not believe that the exercise of this Sacrament is a necessary prerequisite or effective means of one's salvation.
Baptisms are performed during the Sunday service on a monthly basis as needed.