Baptism is a way of showing others that you have entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ
Baptism doesn’t make you a believer, it shows that you already believe. Baptism doesn’t “save” you, only your faith in Christ does that. Baptism is an outward symbol of the commitment you made in your heart. As a church we believe:
- Baptism should be by immersion (dunking in water) when a person is old enough to make that decision on their own.
- If you’ve been baptized before, there is no need for you to be baptized again. If you make the personal choice to be baptized again when you make a re-affirmation of faith, we are happy to baptize you again.
- If you are new to the Christian faith and have not been baptized, we will ask you to make a confession of faith. It’s not complicated. One of our ministers will ask you: “Do you believe that Jesus is the Christ, son of the living God?” That’s the core of our belief, the only question that’s necessary.
Making Disciples is a baptism exploration class held each spring for students in grade 3 or higher. Each candidate for baptism is paired with an adult mentor for eight weeks of one-on-one faith exploration.
For more information about Making Disciples for children grades 3-5, contact Miriam Georg, Minister to Children and Families.
If you have a youth grades 6-12 interested in learning more about baptism, contact Chris Cherry, Youth Minister.