Christ Church, Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Baptisms

HOLY SATURDAY VIGIL SERVICE
saturday | april 15 | 6:30pm
Baptism is an integral part of The Story of God's Grace, which will be told in this service the night before Easter. If you would like to be baptized or have a child baptized at that service, please plan to attend the special baptism class on Sunday, April 2, at 11am, with Pastor Josh Beaty. 
 
Baptism is one of the two sacraments recognized at Christ Church (the other sacrament is Holy Communion). A "sacrament" is a ceremony that mediates divine grace through the use of common elements—in the case of baptism, water. Baptism recognizes that God is already active in the person's life and symbolizes their entry into the family of Christ. At Christ Church we often baptize infants and adults by sprinkling with water.
 
Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions about baptisms...
 

When and where are baptisms performed?
In general, baptisms are performed in worship services on the third weekend of the month, although exceptions can be made.
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Can a baptism be performed somewhere other than the church?
Because we believe that baptism includes the Christ Church family, baptisms are performed at worship services. However, there are limited exceptions. Baptisms will be performed outside of regularly scheduled worship services provided there is a compelling reason, with adequate community present, and according to pastor availability.
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If I have been baptized in another church, can I be re-baptized at Christ Church?
Baptism is an act of God through the grace of Jesus Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit. If a person has been baptized in another denomination, a second baptism is not necessary.
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How do I schedule a baptism?
Please call Beverly Wallhoff at 954.771.7300 x210 to schedule a time to meet with a pastor regarding baptism. Parents who would like to have a child baptized will be asked to attend a class with a pastor, if they have not already done so.  Adults who want to be baptized may be asked to schedule a meeting with a pastor; this meeting will take no more than a half-hour.
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How do I get more information?
Please call Beverly Wallhoff at 954.771.7300 x210 for more information on baptism, to obtain the scheduled baptism dates for the current year, to schedule a baptism, to meet with a pastor regarding baptism, or to discuss baptism options.