From the beginning, baptism has been the door through which one enters the church. The United Methodist Church performs both infant and adult baptisms. Learn more about what we believe about baptism below.
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A UNITED METHODIST OF UNDERSTANDING OF BAPTISM
Who tells you who you are?
God initiates the covenant:
god has chosen us:
Christians have also understood the baptismal covenant in light of Jesus’ baptism. At Jesus’ baptism, God said: “This is my son.” While Jesus’ relation to God as Son is unique, for Christians baptism means that God has also chosen us as daughters and sons, and knows us intimately as a parent.
So the most important things about us, our true identity, is that we are now sons and daughters of God. That is why the introduction to the United Methodist Baptismal Covenant states, “We are incorporated into God’s mighty acts of salvation and given new birth through water and the Spirit.” The introduction also says, “Through the Sacrament of Baptism, we are initiated into Christ’s holy church.”