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. You have already received the Holy Spirit and have been washed clean of your sins. Your baptism is an 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, burial, and resurrection, illustrated by going under the water (dead to your old life), then rising again (new life).
HOW TO REGISTER:
Forms are available here or at the Information Counter. Once we receive your registration form we will contact you to schedule your baptism, assist you in writing your testimony, and answer any questions you may have.
Questions? Please email Tracey Krusz or call 313.449.8085.
HOW OFTEN DOES BAPTISM OCCUR?
Baptism occurs periodically throughout the year, but generally on the second Sunday of the month. For information, email Tracey Krusz or call 313.449.8085.
WHAT ABOUT INFANTS AND BAPTISM?
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