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Baptism

Christ Church celebrates infant, child, and adult baptisms as well as affirmations of baptism.

Baptism

Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. MATTHEW 28:19

At Christ Church, we believe in the importance of baptism for infants, children, and adults. We encourage children to experience God’s grace from infancy but, if you or your kids have not yet been baptized, we invite you to do so at any age.


We offer three methods of applying water in baptism:


  • Affusion - Pouring a little water on the head at a font.
  • Major Affusion - Pouring a pitcher of water over a head while sitting in a water tank.
  • Immersion - The full body of an individual going underwater in a water tank.


If you were baptized as an infant and are yearning for a chance to celebrate as an adult, we invite you to consider an Affirmation of Baptism.


Explore more about baptism below.


Getting Started

  1. Complete the Baptism Teaching Series.
  2. Fill out a short Baptism Request form.
  3. Receive a phone call from our Baptism Liaison, Patty, to work out all the details.
  4. While waiting for the call:
  5. Select a prefered Baptism Sunday date and a backup date. 
  6. Estimate the number of guests who will attend.
  7. Decide on water distribution method: Affusion, Major Affusion or Immersion.
  8. Have questions? Contact Patty: [email protected].

Preparing for Baptism

Before you request baptism, please complete the Baptism Teaching Series below.


Frequently Asked Questions

Click on a question to reveal the answer.

»       What if I was baptized as a child? Can I get re-baptized?

»       Is baptism for infants or adults? Does Christ Church use pouring or immersion?

»       Is baptism private or public?

»       Do I HAVE to get my child baptized? Can they be dedicated?

»       What happens if I don’t do it or don’t want it?

»       What is “confirmation” and how does it relate to baptism?

»       What does the Bible say about baptism?

»       I still want to learn more. Do you have any resources that might help?