Being baptized is an important step in being a follower of Jesus and part of the family of God.
The Bible teaches that baptism is the outward symbol of a believer’s faith – his/her death and resurrection in Jesus (Romans 6:4) – and calls all believers to be baptized (Matthew 28:19). We encourage everyone who is a believer in Jesus to experience baptism. We practice baptism and immersion and you may call the church office at 320.235.4317 for further information. Below are a few frequently asked questions that may help you make this important decision.
READY TO BE BAPTIZED?
Have you followed Jesus’ command to be baptized? (Matt 28:19). We invite you to come to the baptism class on Sunday, March 15 at 10:30 am in the Balcony. If you have been leading someone else to Jesus, and they are ready to be baptized, bring them with you to the class so we can talk together about this important step of obedience.
If you are ready to take the next step, please complete this interest form to sign up to be baptized at Living Hope. The Baptism date has not been set yet.
IS BAPTISM NECESSARY FOR SALVATION?
No. However, like a wedding ring, baptism is the outward symbol of an inward commitment you have made in your heart.
WHAT ABOUT INFANT BAPTISM?
Since the purpose of baptism is to publicly profess your personal commitment to Christ, it is best if a child is mature enough to place his/her faith in Christ and understand the true meaning of baptism. For parents with infants and young children, we provide a special worship service time when parents may dedicate their children to God. This dedication is a covenant by the parents to raise their child in the ways of the Lord until the child is old enough to make his or her own personal commitment. You may contact the office at 320.235.4317 to make arrangements for parent/child dedication. Click here to register for parent/child dedication at Living Hope.
CAN I CHOOSE WHO WILL BAPTIZE ME?
A Living Hope pastor will officiate at your baptism. Others you choose, such as a parent or mentor, may participate in your baptism as well.
CAN MY FAMILY BE BAPTIZED TOGETHER?
Yes! If each family member has placed his/her faith in Christ for salvation and understands fully the meaning of baptism, we encourage you to be baptized as a family.
WILL SOMEONE HELP ME WITH MY TESTIMONY?
Absolutely! We will provide all the help you need or want in preparing your faith story.