Baptism is a celebration of initiation into the way of Christ and the community of the church. It is a reminder of God’s love for us and a public affirmation of our intention to welcome Christ into our family.
STEPS TO BAPTISM
"Through baptism, we are born anew by the free gift of God and placed within this family called church. As with most families, we inherit a narrative, in this case God's mighty acts narrated in scripture. The narrative we inherit is not only one of the past, but one into which we are now invited and the Spirit empowers us to embody it in our own lives, here and now. Through baptism, we become part of that unfolding narrative of God's grace." - Dr. Mark W. Stamm
What do I need to know about baptism in the United Methodist Church?