Baptism is a Starting Line—It’s How We Begin
Like physical birth, baptism is a beginning; the Christian life, both for infants and adults, is the subsequent ongoing response of giving more of ourselves to more of God.
Baptism is a Sacrament—It Does Something
Baptism, along with Holy Communion, is one of two sacraments of the church. A sacrament is a channel through which God’s grace is specially made available to us. The sacraments are of course powerful symbols, but they are also more than symbols, in that they also do something, namely convey to us the grace of God. The sacraments are not just signs, then, but because God has chosen to use them, the physical elements of water, bread, and wine (along with the words of the rituals) are sign-acts of divine love. They are a kind of divine “show and tell”. - Fenton, 2007, 13
In our tradition, the sacrament of baptism is not merely a powerful symbol, but it is an act that achieves something.
Baptism is How We Become Part of the People of God
Baptism is the way we are initiated into the life, death, and resurrection of Christ, and into the church, the Body of Christ (cf. Rom. 6:3-5). We’re buried with Christ in his death and raised with Christ to new life. Because baptism initiates the baptized person into the church and, as a church, we take vows to help them grow in the faith, we require that the parents of any baptized infant or child too young to make a decision for him or herself, be members of Munger Place Church.
How to Get Baptized
The first step to have your infant baptized is to attend an Infant Baptism Class. This week's baptism class is full. To be added o a waitlist, please contact Amanda Pedigo at email@example.com. Future dates will be posted soon.
With questions about the baptism process, please contact Amanda Pedigo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in joining when you’re baptized? Please be sure to attend a Daniel Project Weekend. Find all the Daniel Project information here.