Baptism

Baptism

Your decision to be baptized may be one of the most important you will make as a follower of Jesus Christ. We believe that baptism is not for the purpose of joining the local church but to express your decision to follow Jesus Christ.

What is Baptism?

  • Baptism is a statement of identification with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In baptism, we’re illustrating that we have died to our old, self-centered ways, are buried in the water, and are raised up as new—spiritually alive for the first time.

  • It's a public confession to the personal Lordship of Jesus Christ. Life is no longer about what I want, but rather, what God wants to do with my life.

    "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again." John 3:3

Steps to Be Baptized

  • Choose a date & register. Baptisms take place during the worship portion of the weekend service, and are regularly scheduled throughout the year.

  • Choose someone to baptize you. Anyone who has accepted Christ and has been baptized as a believer can baptize you.

  • Attend a required Baptism Class. In class, we will learn about the reasons for baptism and a bit about the weekend itself. We offer both adult and child baptism classes simultaneously. The kid's class is designed for ages ages 8-13. See information below for more information on baptism for children.

Register for a Baptism Class

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Baptism for Children

Has your child expressed an interest in being baptized?

We recommend water baptism for children ages 8 and up. Our children's water baptism class is required and can help you and your child decide if it is the right time. Each child who attends must also have at least one parent or adult in attendance. 

Before the baptism class, please go over the Baptism Home Guide with your child. Complete #1-4 of the Home Guide with your child and bring it to the baptism class with you.

Our children's baptism class is designed to be interactive and age-appropriate for your child. Come find out what it means to be a Christ-follower and why water baptism is part of following Jesus.

Questions?Contact Andy Bowman, K-4 Pastor, by email at andy.bowman@vineyardcincinnati.com or by phone at (513) 671-0422 Ext. 171

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