Baptism

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The Bible teaches that baptism is the immersion in water of a person who has placed their faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. If you would like to experience the tremendous joy of obedience to Christ's command, please contact us about this important step in your spiritual journey.

The sections below help provide a biblical understanding and answer many questions about baptism. For more information, please contact Pastor Curtis Brown at 952-224-3094
or cbrown@atgrace.com.

Ready to be baptized?

You must complete the registration form prior to being baptized. Please keep in mind we may not be able to schedule your baptism on the date you request.

Click here to download the baptism application.

Frequently Asked Questions About Baptism

Is baptism necessary for salvation?

Baptism does not make you a follower of Jesus Christ nor does it guarantee your eternal destiny. Baptism is like a wedding ring--it 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 Children's Ministries office at 952-224-3026 to make arrangements for child dedication. You may also wish to read a booklet our children's pastor has written titled "Preparing Your Child for Baptism."

Can I choose who will baptize me?

Grace Church elders, pastors or staff may officiate at your baptism. Their participation is based on their availability.

Can I choose where I want to be baptized?

Yes! Grace Church baptisms are held in the Worship Center during worship services, at a lake during the summer, or at a special gathering (e.g. retreats, camps, etc.).

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.

For Parents: If your child is younger than 13 and has expressed a desire to be baptized, please contact Pastor Josh Mulvihill (jmulvihill@atgrace.com or 952-224-3077) to begin the process. Click to download the ‘Preparing Your Child for Baptism’ booklet.

Will someone help me with my testimony?

Absolutely! We will provide all the help you need or want in preparing your faith story.

 

"Baptism: A Biblical Imperative"