Go

Contact Us

  • Phone: 313.882.3000
  • Email:
  • Address:
    21001 Moross Rd. Detroit MI 48236

Service Times

  • Sunday 10AM

My GCC LOGIN

GIVE

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 Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation occurs only when a person places his or her faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as the sufficient payment for his or her sin.

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).
  • We 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 orientation through the actual day of baptism, each step has been carefully planned with you in mind:

Register or Attend a Baptism Orientation

In the Worship Center, every second Sunday after service. Join us in the balcony.

Complete the Baptism Registration Form

Forms are available here or at the Baptism Orientation. 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 and at the orientation 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.

 

How often does baptism occur?

Periodically throughout the year on the second Sunday of the month. For information, contact please email Tracey Krusz or call 313.449.8085.

 

What about infants and baptism?

Some denominations choose to 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.