Baptism

Overview

We are happy to arrange a baptism for you or your child. We simply ask that you meet with our pastor to discuss the meaning of baptism and discuss next steps. Emergency baptism (for example, a infant whose life is in danger) is available at any time. For emergency baptism, call (323) 395-8062. See below for more information on Holy Baptism.

What is Holy Baptism?

Holy Baptism is an wonderful blessing from God. It looks like a simple act, the sprinkling of water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. However, this simple act brings life-changing blessings. These blessings include:

  • Our sins are washed away (Acts 2:38-39 and Acts 22:16).
  • Faith in Jesus Christ is created in our hearts (John 3:5 and Titus 3:4-6).
  • We are adopted into God’s family (Galatians 3:26-27).
  • We are united to Jesus Christ (Romans 6:3-4).

What is the Baptismal service like?

We typically have baptisms during a worship service. Our worship services follow a liturgy, or order of service. Our liturgy incorporates the confession and absolution of our sins, prayers, scripture readings, the confession of our faith using the Apostles Creed, a sermon, and hymns. We can conduct the baptisms in English, Spanish, or a combination of both languages.

What happens after Holy Baptism?

Baptism should always be the start of a person’s connection to Christ and relationship with the church. After adult baptism, adults are encouraged to continue their study of God’s Word and involvement in the church. After the baptism of a child, parents and godparents are urged to instruct that child in God’s Word and keep them involved in the church.

How do I make arrangements for Holy Baptism?

Please contact us to take the next step. You can also call (323) 395-8062.