Through baptism you are re-born as a child of God and experience God’s extravagant love as you become “part of God’s family” and the Christian community, the Church.
Baptism is an event performed by the church, but the action is all God’s. Baptism is a personal gift of God’s love given freely by God - we respond to that gift in the ways we live and order our lives of faith. Baptism is unconditioned - that is to say that there is nothing that one must do prior to receiving the sacrament.
We invite you to jump into the promises of God that are yours in the living waters of baptism. At Faith✟Journey there is no age limit for baptism. You don't even need to be a member [but we really hope that you would explore that possibility]. We practice infant baptism because Scripture declares that God is the initiator of the right relationship - we do not earn God's favor - God simply gives it. Martin Luther wrote as he explained the Apostles' Creed, "I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus Christ may Lord or come to him."
It is important to note that as your child is baptized, he/she will become a member of Faith✟Journey. If you, as a parent, are not already a member, you may want to join your child in membership and partner with us in ministry.
New members are received twice each year in the spring and fall. We hope you will get connected so that you and your child may grow in your relationship with God.
Parents bringing a small child to be baptized, one who is not able to answer for himself or herself, will choose baptismal sponsors. Parents and sponsors, along with those who are gathered in the assembly, will publicly commit themselves to spiritually nurture the newly baptized by committing to pray for them, and teach them in the faith through worship, prayer or study so that later in life, the person may speak for themselves and lay claim to their personal discipleship
Holy Baptism occurs during regular worship services except in extraordinary circumstances. Baptismal Classes are held one hour prior to baptism worship service. This required class is for parents, sponsors and family members of the person to be baptized. The approximately 30 minute class is taught by one of the pastors.
If you have questions or would like to schedule a baptism, contact Peggy Benard via Email or by calling 701.282.3309.
In the next section there is information that will help you know what we believe and teach about baptism