What is baptism?
Baptism is a Christian sacrament marked by the use of water. We believe that baptism is the initial entry into the Christian community. Baptism stands for the new life God gives us through Jesus. It proclaims that God has made us members of His family. The water also signifies a believer’s identification with Jesus Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. Baptism is a celebration of God’s gift of love and grace.
Why do we baptize?
In Matthew 28, Jesus commands that we make disciples, meaning that we help other people learn about the new life that He has to offer. First, we baptize in the name of the Father and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Then we teach these new disciples all that we have been taught about the Lord Jesus.
What are the promises of baptism?
Adoption and acceptance into the family of Christ (I Corinthians 12:12-13)
A new start with a new life (Romans 6:1-11)
Cleansing from sins (Acts 22:16)
A spiritual friendship, with the God revealed in Jesus, at the center of our lives
How does Wellington Square celebrate baptism?
We baptize children and adults. Since infant children cannot understand what is being done, their parents and the church act on their behalf. We adults commit ourselves to love all our children, and teach them about God and living with Jesus as our best friend and guide.
Today there are many adults who were not baptized as children. If your heart desires to make the commitment of baptism into Christ’s community, you are encouraged to speak to one of our ministers.
When do baptisms take place?
We celebrate baptism during regular worship services, several times per year. Contact the church office for available dates in the coming months.
Preparation for baptism
We gather together those parents who are requesting baptism into one Preparation for Baptism session prior to the actual date. You will find it both meaningful and fun.
Please contact the office at 905-634-1849 or firstname.lastname@example.org for upcoming dates for baptism.