We believe that baptism is an important step of obedience for every person who has accepted Christ as his or her Savior. Click here to listen to or watch Doug's message on baptism.
The following information explains baptism and the necessary steps to be baptized at an upcoming service.
Who Should Be Baptized
Christians believe that the blood of Jesus
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you are ready to be baptized. Just like a bride and groom show others their love for one another by wearing wedding bands, your baptism is your opportunity to show others that you have accepted Christ and are now walking with Him.
What Baptism Symbolizes
Baptism is a way of showing others that you have entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ. It symbolizes what took place in your heart at the time of salvation:
- Accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
- Shared in His death and resurrection, illustrated by going under the water (dead to your old life), then rising again (new life).
- Were symbolically washed clean and sins were forgiven by His death on the cross.
THE BAPTISM PROCESS
The baptism process at Grace has been designed to be both simple and meaningful. From the baptism registration through the actual day of baptism, each step has been carefully planned with you in mind:
Complete the Baptism Registration Form
Forms are available here or at the Information Counter. Once we receive your registration form we will contact you to schedule your baptism.
Write Your Testimony
We provide you with three basic questions on the online form (or you can pick one up at the Information Counter) that will assist you in writing out your testimony. Although not mandatory, we encourage you to read your testimony live, on stage, prior to your baptism. (This can be very simple; a few sentences for each question is perfect!) If you have any questions or concerns about your testimony, please email Tracey Krusz or call 313.449.8085.
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What about infants and baptism?
Some denominations baptize/christen infants but, here at Grace, we understand Scripture to teach that only professing believers qualify for baptism. Baptism does not make you a believer, rather it shows that you already believe. For infants and young children, we practice Parent/Child Dedication—information can be obtained at the GraceKids Welcome Center, by emailing La Kesia Patton, or by calling 313.449.8074.