Baptism is a powerful means of grace by which God grants faith. As heirs to God’s kingdom, we receive new life, forgiveness of sins, the comfort of the Holy Spirit, and the resurrection of our bodies in the kingdom to come.
The Lutheran Church follows the command to baptize spoken by Jesus in Matthew 28: “As you are going make disciples of all nations, baptizing in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” God teaches us to baptize in conjunction with teaching and that baptism is not restricted to any one category of people.
Baptism Class is a two-hour class that explores the theology of Baptism – God’s gift of grace for adoption as His child and entrance into His Kingdom. In having their children baptized at St. James, a family commits to bringing them up in the Christian faith. The focus of the Baptism class is to examine what it means and how St. James supports parents in this task.
The Baptism class is compulsory for parents wishing to have their child baptized into the Christian faith at St. James. For adults and older children we offer classes that provide teaching focused on becoming a committed follower of Christ.
The Baptism class meets on the third Saturday of each month except during December, July and the month of Easter. It takes place at 10:00 am – Noon in the Community Center. Children are welcome. Please use the form to the right to register.