At Grace, we practice immersion baptism — meaning it's more like a swim than a sprinkle. Everyone who wants to be baptized at Grace is required to go through our baptism class.
Our Baptism Class takes place over two Sundays. The first week we cover what baptism is and is not, that way there's no confusion about what you're doing as you are baptized. The second half of the class is designed to help you prepare to tell your story as part of your baptism.
What is baptism?
Baptism is a symbolic representation of the beginning of the Christian life.
- It's a symbol of a believer's spiritual death and resurrection with Jesus. Romans 6:2-5
- It's a symbol of the washing and cleansing of a believer's sins by Jesus' blood. Titus 3:5 and Acts 22:16
- It's an outward sign of an inward change.
Baptism is commanded of believers. Matthew 28:19 and Acts 2:38
Baptism is for a public identification with Jesus and His Church.
Questions about Baptism
People often have questions regarding baptism: Why should I be baptized? I've already been baptized — do I have to do it again? Does it matter if someone is sprinkled or dunked? If you have questions, take a few minutes to read our answers to the five most asked questions about baptism. If you still have questions that we don't answer here please scroll a little further and take full advantage of the 'contact us' button.