WATER BAPTISM

 

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. 

—Matthew 28:19, 20

Hang up your past – God is calling!

ARE YOU WANTING TO BE BAPTIZED?

We are so excited to help you take this step in your spiritual journey!

We hold baptisms immediately after our communion services, on the first Wednesday of each month and on the following weekend: Saturday, after the 6pm service and Sunday, after the 11am service.

We encourage you to take our Baptism Orientation Class prior to being baptized.

Classes are available each month: 

Jan 29  |  Feb 26  |   Mar 25   |   Apr 29  |   May 27  |   Jun 24  |  Jul 29  |  Aug 26  |  Sep 30  |  Oct 28  |  Nov 18  |  Dec 30

For more information please contact: Erika at: wobpsalm139@gmail.com

OUR BELIEFS

 

We can never earn forgiveness for our sins, but we can receive forgiveness as a free gift from God, provided by Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. It is available by faith to everyone who accepts Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. We then express that faith by repenting of sin and participating in baptism.  

Baptism is a physical act that represents the miracle of the new birth. It is a way of identifying with Christ in His death, in His burial and in His resurrection.

We are baptized because it gives us identification with Christ, it represents our new birth and it’s a command from Jesus. It also serves as a point of separation for us, a clearly defined moment when we can say, “I have separated myself from the life I lived before.” 

 

CAN MY CHILD BE BAPTIZED? 

We will baptize anyone over age 7 who understands what baptism symbolizes and wants to make that personal, public declaration. We encourage any parents to partner with our GraceKids and Grace Students ministries to guide your children through these decisions of faith. 

For more information to help guide your child through this important decision, check out our Children’s Baptism Guide at our Info Stations. 

CAN MY INFANT BE BAPTIZED? 

Throughout the New Testament, the Bible teaches that baptism is a public expression of worship symbolizing the new life we have when we follow Jesus. In the Bible, we see that Jesus’ parents dedicated Him to the Lord (Luke 2:22–40), and he was later baptized as an adult (Matthew 3:16–17). 

We understand that some churches practice “baptism of confirmation” for children. This ceremony is intended to be a commitment between the parents and God on behalf of the child. The parents promise to raise their child in the faith until the child is old enough to make his or her own personal confession of Christ. This custom began about 300 years after the Bible was completed and is different from the biblical examples of new believers being baptized to publicly profess their faith in Jesus. 

So at Grace Church STL, we provide opportunities for child dedication and believer’s baptism.

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