Baptism

"Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." 

- Acts 2:38

Why does Baptism Matter?

Baptism is often described as "an outward expression of an inward transformation." And while that is true and a nice slogan for what baptism is, there is more to it.  At it's most fundamental level baptism is one of the first acts of obedience in a new believer's life.  If for no other reason, baptism is important because Jesus commanded it and modeled it.


"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."

-Matthew 28:19 (Emphasis added)



What does WCC believe about Baptism?

While not required for membership, we believe that all followers of Jesus should eventually be baptized. Baptism is a way for us to publicly confess our faith in Jesus. When we are baptized we are declaring that we have placed our faith in Jesus. Many who are baptized describe it as one of the most significant moments in their relationship with Jesus.


Jesus told His disciples to go into all the world and to make disciples. When they did, they were instructed to baptize those who placed their faith in Him. Throughout the book of Acts new believers were baptized shortly after coming to faith in Jesus. 


We believe that baptism is both a blessing to the person being baptized and an opportunity to encourage others through the testimony of how God has worked in your life. 

Get Baptized

Are you interested in baptism? 


We offer a lake baptism every August at Carver Lake Park in Woodbury. But, you don't have to wait for summer. We will be happy to arrange a baptism service for you on any given Sunday. Since our church does not have a baptistery, all baptisms take place off campus.


A baptism class is offered each June. Watch the church calendar for details. Baptism is open to anyone who has placed their faith in Jesus Christ. Are you a Christ-follower who has never been baptized? Interested in following Christ's example and being baptized? If so, please fill out this form and we will arrange a time for your baptism.