Baptism

 We are excited that you are interested in baptism. At Living word we believe that baptism is an important step of obedience for every person who has accepted Christ as his/her Savior.
 
These web pages have been designed to explain baptism at Living Word and the steps necessary to being baptized at an upcoming service. The links below are intended to contain all the information you'll need, but if after checking them out, you have further questions, feel free to contact tim.skolrud@lwcc.net
 
We consider it a privilege to walk with you as you take this next step on your spiritual journey.
 
Links:
As you consider baptism click on one of the informational links. 
Register now online for water baptism.
 

How do I sign up to be baptised?

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The baptism process at Living Word has been designed to be both simple and meaningful. From the registration form to the baptism meeting, each step has been carefully planned with you in mind:
 
Step one: Fill out an On-Line Baptism Application by clicking here to sign up. 
               Or, contact our office by calling    360-692-0345   360-692-0345 to sign up.
 
Step two: We will contact you and let you know of our next baptism and schedule a 
                meeting with you.
 
Step three: Show up at your scheduled time and place and be ready to get baptised.   

What we believe about water baptism

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Who Should Be Baptized
Christians are people who believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation occurs only when a person places his or her faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for his or her sin.

If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you are ready to be baptized. Just like a bride and groom show others their love for one another by wearing wedding bands, your baptism is your opportunity to show others that you have accepted Christ and are now walking with Him.

What Baptism Symbolizes
Baptism is a way of showing others that a person has entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ. It symbolizes what took place in his/her heart at the time of salvation:

* Acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

* Sharing in His death and resurrection illustrated by going under the water (dead to our old life), then rising again (new life).

* Being symbolically washed clean, our sins being forgiven by His death on the cross.

Because Jesus instructed us to be baptized, baptism is an act of obedience. While it is not necessary for salvation, it demonstrates submission to God. We immerse at Living Word because we believe it to be consistent with scriptural teaching (most closely illustrates the believer’s identification with the death and resurrection of Christ) and the practice of the New Testament church (i.e, book of Acts).
 
 (Matthew 28:19-20; Luke 3:21-22; Acts 2:37-38; Romans 6:3-4; Colossians 2:1-2)

Infant Christening
In some denominations, infant christening represents a decision made by parents that they are dedicating their child to Christ. In many ways, that's the same reason we do baby dedications at Living Word. It's a very important time for parents to commit to raise their children in accordance with the teachings of Scripture. It is important to remember that whether you were christened as a baby or your parents participated in a baby dedication, that doesn't make you a Christian. Only a personal acceptance of Christ's death on the cross for your sins can do that. While we recognize the right of other churches to practice infant christening, we understand Scripture to teach that only professing believers qualify for baptism.