- Phone: 763-230-6300
- Mailing Address: 1500 County Road 24, Medina, MN 55356
Baptism is an excellent way to celebrate and declare your faith in Jesus as your Savior and leader. Here is some information about Baptism:
MEANING OF BAPTISM
At Woodridge, we believe that baptism is for everyone who believes in Christ and has chosen to follow Him Baptism is a time of celebration. In baptism, people express faith in Jesus Christ and publicly acknowledge their commitment to Him. Baptism is an important expression of faith. Jesus commanded that His followers be baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
SYMBOLISM OF BAPTISM
Scripture teaches that baptism is a symbol of Christ's death, burial, and resurrection - that as believers we were buried with Christ and then raised with Him. Thus, baptism symbolizes the passing of our old life and the beginning of our new life as a Christian. Though baptism does not save us in and of itself, it does allow us to demonstrate publicly that we have chosen to follow Christ.
METHOD OF BAPTISM
The Greek New Testament word for baptism literally means "to dip or immerse". At Woodridge, we follow this example. We believe immersion in water preserves and fulfills this meaning of baptism. It best symbolizes our union with Christ, our spiritual cleansing and forgiveness, and our promised resurrection.
WHEN WE HAVE BAPTISM
Our next Baptism Service will be held August 29th at Baker Park, Lake Independence. Prior to each baptism a class is offered to learn more about baptism and ask questions. This summer the class will be offered at 10:30am on Sundays, July 15th & 22nd. Each class covers the same material so no need to attend more than once. No sign up required.
Each class will cover the same material. Some of the questions we will cover will be:
Any questions regarding baptism here at Woodridge?
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS?
I was baptized as an infant. Should I be baptized again?
Can families be baptized together?
Is baptism required for membership at Woodridge?