Baptism

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. 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) 773-6284.