Service Date: Sunday, April 5, 12:30 p.m.
The Crossing Auditorium
Important: please read this before registering
If you want more information about being baptized yourself or having a child baptized, please complete this required registration. If you are just wanting to come to the baptism service in support of those being baptized, please do not register.
Since part of what baptism symbolizes is membership in the church, you must be either a member of The Crossing or in the current Discovery Class to register. For more information on becoming a member, please email Julie.
There is a required Preparation for Baptism class on either Sunday, Mar. 15, 9:45 a.m., Rm. 319 (Student Center) or Monday, Mar. 16, 6:30 p.m., Rm. 319 (Student Center). If you are 12 or older and being baptized, you must attend. If your child is under 12 and being baptized, at least one parent must attend.
**Childcare is available for Monday, Mar. 16 but please register your child(ren) using the childcare form while completing the registration process. Crossing Kids is available on Sunday, Mar. 15, please do not register your child(ren).
The Crossing does not believe that the amount of water used in baptism is important. Sprinkling, pouring, and immersion are all legitimate forms of baptism. The April and November baptism services are in the auditorium, and we pour water over the head. Our late-summer baptism service offers immersion at The Crossing Lake.
The Crossing believes in baptizing the infants and young children of a believing parent or parents. We do not believe this baptism is the same as a baby dedication. It is a legitimate biblical baptism, and we do not re-baptize them when older. Children under 12 are baptized this way, not on profession of their own faith, but because they are the child of at least one believing parent. If students complete our Discovery for Students class (for 5th or 6th grade students) including a next step discussion, they are allowed to be baptized on their own profession of faith when they are 10 or 11 years old.
The biblical basis for our views on baptism will be covered in the prep class. If you have questions, please feel free to register and attend the prep class before deciding.