I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age. – Jesus (Matthew 28:18)
Baptism can be tough to define. Through history, the church has had some lively discussions about the how, the where, and the when of baptism, but we all agree that it’s a vital act of faith, and a public sign of our connection with the Lord.
It’s spiritual, but it’s also physical. It’s symbolic, but it’s also entirely real. It’s of our own free will, but it’s a commandment from God. On all accounts, it’s a very big deal. And those who take the plunge in faith are never the same.
dec offers a one hour class exploring how and why we practice baptism. Check the dec Calendar to confirm the date and location of the next class.