WHAT IS BAPTISM?
Once you commit your life to Jesus the next logical step in your journey is to get baptized.
Baptism is similar to wearing a wedding ring: simply wearing the ring doesn't make you married, but it does represent a moment in time in the past when you decided to enter that relationship. It tells everyone that you've committed yourself to another. In the same way, while baptism doesn't make you right with God, it does communicate that you've already entered into a relationship with Jesus and committed yourself to Him by faith.
UPCOMING 2023 DISCOVER BAPTISM CLASSES
Second Sunday of each month at 9am in Room 110. There's no need to sign up in advance.
- September 10
- October 8
- November 12
- December 10
When you're ready to go public with your faith, we're here to help you take that step. In order to be baptized at Lakeshore, you'll need to attend a Discover Baptism class. In this class, you will learn more about salvation, baptism, and what to expect in the process. You'll also have an opportunity to ask questions. Upcoming Discover Baptism classes are listed above.
Discover Baptism is a one-time class, so you only need to attend once on one of the dates above.
WHAT TO EXPECT
When you get baptized, you'll be given an opportunity to share your story at church. We encourage you to invite your family and friends to share this special moment with you. We have seen many examples of God using the stories shared at our Baptism Services to stir the hearts of those in attendance.
CAN MY CHILD BE BAPTIZED?
In order to fully understand and appreciate baptism, we ask kids to wait until they're at least 10 years old before pursuing baptism at Lakeshore.
Because baptism represents a decision that individuals make for themselves, we do not baptize infants here at Lakeshore. We offer Child Dedications as a way for parents to commit themselves to raising their kids in God-honoring ways. For more info on Child Dedications, contact our Children's Director, Jill Freese.