Baptism is the Christian rite of initiation in which God adopts us as God's children and makes us members of Christ's Body, the Church, and inheritors of the kingdom of God. The inward spiritual grace in Baptism is the union with Christ in his death and resurrection, birth into God's family, forgiveness of sins, and new life in the Holy Spirit.
Baptism as Trinity usually take place on Easter, Pentecost, All Saint's Day, and Epiphany, but it can be scheduled on any Sunday as the schedule permits.
I want to have my child baptized.
Great! Contact Pastor Jon Stratton at email@example.com to set up an appointment soon.
I'm not a baby, can I get baptized?
Of course. There are no age limits to God's grace and membership in Christ's Body. Adult baptisms usually take place at the Great Easter Vigil.
Do I have to be a member of Trinity to have my child baptized at the church?
Not necessarily. Non-members who have a family or historical connection to Trinity have their children baptized here. Regardless of where you go to church, however, parents make a solemn vow to raise their baptized child in the faith, which requires church attendance somewhere.
What is required of me to be baptized?
Everything. Jesus demands your life and promises to give you so much more in return. (And see below.)
Do I need to take a class to be baptized, or have my child baptized?
Yes. Two pre-baptismal sessions are required for parents having their child baptized. Adult baptism candidates participate in the confirmation class held in Lent (six sessions).