Baptism, Infant Baptism Class, Dates & Registration
Baptism is an important step in one's journey of faith. As one of the sacraments, baptism is a physical sign of a spiritual truth. At Orchard, we want to encourage you in this wonderful life event so there are many opportunities for you to be aware of.
Infant Baptism is the starting point at Orchard. If you would like to have your child baptized at OHC, make plans to join us for our next infant baptism class. This gives us a chance to meet you and talk about baptism in a classroom setting. Our goal is to share what baptism is all about while giving you an opportunity to ask questions. Immediately after the class, we invite everyone to meet with our Leadership Board so they can encourage and bless you in this decision.
Here's what you can expect to learn:
What is baptism?
Who should be baptized?
Why should I be baptized?
How does baptism play a role in my family?
Orchard's philosophy about family, children and developing faith at home.
An introduction to family opportunities at Orchard.
Ready to take this step?
Sign up for our next infant baptism class
Meet our Board immediately after the infant baptism class
Make plans to join us for an upcoming Baptism Sunday
Private baptisms are available for those who prefer an intimate and private celebration with their family. If you would like to arrange a private baptism, we invite you to first participate in our infant baptism class to learn about baptism in a classroom setting. Then baptisms can be arranged and scheduled with a commissioned staff. [ Inquire about a private baptism ]
Child dedication is available for families who do not wish to baptize their child, but still wish to celebrate them and make a commitment to raise the child in a Christian home. All dedication services are done privately between family members and commissioned staff. [ Inquire about a private baptism ]
There are three options for adults wishing to undergo the sacrament of baptism.
Baptism by Sprinkling
If you wish to be baptized in this way at Orchard, we first want to meet with you to hear about how you came to faith in Jesus and why you wish to be baptized. Then we will schedule a time to baptize you. [ Inquire about a baptism by sprinkling ]
Baptism by Immersion
We also have immersion baptism available in our Worship Services in the Sanctuary. If you wish to be baptized in this way at Orchard, we first want to meet with you to hear about how you came to faith in Jesus and why you wish to be baptized. [ Inquire about a baptism by immersion ]
Celebration of Baptisms
Once a year we have corporate celebration of Baptism. We welcome all who have never been baptized and those wishing to publicly reaffirm their baptism as a child to join us in this celebration. If you wish to participate in this event, the starting process is the same as sprinkling and immersion. [ Inquire about Celebration of Baptism ]
Join us for Orchard's next infant baptism class (TBA) and participate in the next Baptism Sunday (TBA).
Need more information?
Contact Doug Tensen at firstname.lastname@example.org.