Serve at Grace
Adult Ministry Team
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I was baptized before, should I be baptized again?
If you were baptized as a baby, child, or before you trusted in Christ, then yes, you should. If you were baptized as a believer elsewhere, you don’t have to be baptized again at Grace.
Do I need to have it all together before I'm baptized?
No—being baptized doesn’t mean you’re perfect. If you are trusting Christ for salvation, you’re ready to be baptized.
Does baptism forgive my sins?
No—trusting Jesus forgives your sins. Your Baptism is a public declaration of your decision to trust Jesus.
What baptism safety protocols are in place during the pandemic?
In addition to our current re-entry safety protocols, we are requesting our baptizees to consider reducing their social contacts or quarantining 48-72 hours prior to baptism. The baptismal water is heated and brominated. Masks are worn at all times except for the moment of immersion. We are also currently limiting the total number of baptisms at one time.
What do I need to do in order to be baptized at Grace?
Sign up online, write your story (a staff member or volunteer will be there to guide you if you need assistance), and then attend Baptism Prep Class.
How old should someone be before we baptize them?
GFC holds to the “age of reason” position regarding the appropriate age for baptism. This means that we will baptize anyone, regardless of age, so long as they are old enough to understand what they are doing. Regarding children younger than 12, we rely on the parents to attest to their child’s ability to understand the decision to believe in Jesus and be baptized.
Does Grace baptize infants?
No—Grace performs Child Dedications for children under the age of three. If you’re interested in dedicating your child, please contact Erich Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org.