Baptism at Faith Church

What is Baptism?

The New Testament records that Jesus was baptized by John (Matthew 3:13-17), and he commanded his disciples to teach and baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). The water of baptism is an outward sign of the inward work of the Holy Spirit.  Baptism involves dying to sin, newness of life, union with Christ, receiving the Holy Spirit, and incorporation into Christ’s church. (from 'By Water and the Spirit)

Who Should Be Baptized?

People of all ages can be baptized at Faith Church. Baptism marks the beginning of our lifelong journey as disciples of Jesus who connect, grow, serve and go. People baptized as children confirm their faith when they reach an age to understand and accept the work of God’s grace in their lives for themselves. The United Methodist Church recognizes baptisms from other churches and therefore does not re-baptize. For people who would like to re-commit themselves to Christ we celebrate the re-affirmation of one’s baptism.

How Do I Find Out More or Schedule a Baptism?

We offer baptisms 3 or 4 times per year, and ask people to attend a baptism class beforehand.

If you're ready to take the next step toward baptism, want to know more about the process or would like to learn about our beliefs, contact us or let us know that you're interested in one of our upcoming baptism classes.