- 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
As a church family we corporately celebrate baptisms twice a year, in the summer at Baker Park and at our Thanksgiving Eve service at Woodridge. If you would like to be baptized at the Thanksgiving Eve service on Wednesday, November 21st, contact Pastor Annette Jackson. We encourage you to attend our upcoming Baptism What's class. This class isn't required for those wanting to be baptized but it is a great opportunity to learn. This fall the class will be offered at 9am, Sunday, November 11th. No sign up required.
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?