At Woodland, we believe baptism is an important signifier of our new identity in Christ. The moment we are immersed in the water, we become dead to sin and resurrected in Christ (Romans 6:2-4). After Jesus rose from the dead, he instructed his disciples to go and make other disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit (Matt 28:19).
It’s our conviction that baptism was originally intended for those who are old enough to make a responsible decision to submit their life to Christ. (We often use 12 years old as a general guideline.) If you were baptized as an infant, but you don’t feel like it was your choice, or if you have never been baptized before and would like to, we are hosting an all-church baptism on Sunday, July 25.
In preparation for this momentous occasion, we’re asking those interested to attend a series of three baptism classes online on July 7, 14 and 21 from 7:00-8:15pm. If you don’t live in the Twin Cities, you can participate too! Find a trusted mentor or fellow believer in your circle to attend the online classes with you and they can do the honors of baptizing you.
This is an important step in your relationship with Christ. We’re so excited to walk alongside you on this journey.
Want to learn more about what our church believes about baptism? Check out this sermon on the topic.
Contact Becky for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org