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Express your faith by registering for one of the Baptism Weekends listed below. A one-time required class is the Sunday before each Baptism Weekend. We offer the class for adults/teens and for children (with their parents/legal guardian) to take a closer look at the process of baptism. For those who would simply like to learn more about baptism, feel free to drop in at any of our classes without registering.
What is baptism?
Christan baptism by the immersion in water is (1) your symbolic identification with the death and resurrection of Jesus (Romans 6; Colossians 2:12), and (2) a clear expression of a repentant life to God (1 Peter 3:21). When you are lowered under the water, it signifies identifying with Jesus dying for your sins. Coming up out of the water identifies with his resurrection to newness of life, just as the believer has a new life in Christ (Galations 3:27).
Who can be baptized?
The only requirement for baptism is that you place your full trust in the person and work of Jesus in an ongoing relationship with Him. Baptism is the outward symbol of an inward reality that has taken palce in any individual's life who has decided to follow Jesus (Acts 2:38; 8:36-38; Matthew 28:19,20).
Do we baptize children or infants?
We do not baptize infants because they are not capable of making a conscious decision to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior (1 Peter 3:21). We do not have a set age for children to be baptized; however, we rely on the judgment of parents in deciding when a child is ready. However, we do have dedication ceremonies for infants and children.
Does baptism make me a member of this church?
No, it does not. You do not have to become a member of Timberline Church to be baptized. You will not necessarily become a member once you have been baptized. However, baptism is a requirement for official membership at Timberline Church. Membership in our church requires a formal application process and approval by our church elders.
For more info on the topic of baptism and dates of upcoming water baptisms at Timberline Church, please contact the church.
Upcoming Baptism Dates
May 20th & 21st, 2017 Register here
Please note the required class is May 7 with Mother's day falling on May 14.
July 8th, 2017 Horsetooth Baptism Register here *
The prerequisite class for the Horsetooth baptism is scheduled on July 2nd. People are welcome to register for the Horsetooth baptism, but attend the class on May 7th if the 4th of July weekend poses difficulties for them. There is a place on the Horestooth form to designate this. *