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Baptism

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Baptism is an activity that Christians do to show their allegiance to Christ. It is sharing openly and publicly your decision to associate with and follow Jesus. It doesn’t save you or make you a believer. Instead, it shows that you already are a believer.

At LifeBridge Church, we believe that baptism is an important step of obedience for every person who has accepted Jesus Christ as his or her Lord and Savior. We practice believer’s baptism, meaning that those who get baptized have understood and made a personal commitment to Christ themselves. Our mode of baptism is immersion, meaning that the individual is fully immersed in water (unless a physical impairment prevents this) in full view of the church congregation, who will gather to celebrate your act of obedience to Jesus.

For more information about baptism, visit the Baptism Questions page or to register for the next baptism please complete our online baptism interest form.

Communion

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Communion or the Lord’s Supper, as it is sometimes called, is a memorial practice instituted by Jesus Christ with His disciples on the night of His betrayal. During the Jewish Passover meal, he took unleavened bread and wine and served them to His followers, indicating that the bread symbolized His body, which would be broken on the cross, and the wine symbolized His blood, which would be spilled for our sins.

At LifeBridge Church, we believe that participating in communion is also an important step of obedience for every person who has accepted Jesus Christ as his or her Lord and Savior. We practice open communion, meaning that any person who is a Christ-follower may participate. We usually use small crackers instead of bread and small cups of juice instead of wine, but the symbols are the same.

For more information about communion, contact the Church Office at 858-487-7676 or info@lifebridgesd.org

Dedication

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At LifeBridge Church, we dedicate children to God without baptizing them. We believe that baptism should be done after someone has made a decision to follow Jesus. We respect the practice of other churches who choose to dedicate children through baptism. We understand that this doesn’t make us right or them wrong. We just differ in how we lead parents to dedicate themselves and their children to the Lord

We can see throughout the Bible that God calls us, not only to follow Him but to raise our children in the knowledge of the Lord. And so when you bring your youngster(s) to be dedicated, you are following a long line of Godly parents who have dedicated their children to the Lord. People have been dedicating their children for over 4000 years. It’s a pretty amazing thing when you think about it.

For more information about dedications, visit the Child Dedications page or to register your child for the next dedication please complete our online child dedication interest form.