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The word “baptize” means “to immerse or dip under water.”  This is done to symbolize the passing away of your old life without Christ and a resurrection to your new life in Christ.

You can be baptized at Brookwood to show your commitment of your life to Jesus Christ. It is an outward expression of your belief. Baptism services are offered throughout the year. See below for a current schedule.

If you have questions about baptism, please get in touch with the following ministry contacts:
Children through grade 4   email  or call 864.688.8239
Students grades 5–8
 email  or call 864.688.8290
Students grades 9–12  email  or call 864.688.8290
Adults  email  or call 864.688.8266

If you would like to volunteer in the Baptism Orientation class please visit the Volunteer page.

What does Baptism symbolize? [show]
Christ's burial and resurrection. For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to a new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead.
Colossians 2:12 (NLT)


My new life as a Christian [show]
What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun.
Corinthians 5:17 (NLT)
 
For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.
Romans 6:4 (NLT)
 
Baptism doesn’t make you a believer - it shows that you already believe. Baptism does not "save" you, because you are saved by grace through faith in Christ. Baptism is like a wedding ring – it is the outward symbol of the commitment you make in your heart.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast.
Ephesians 2:8,9 (NIV)


Who should be baptized?
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Every person who has made a commitment of their life to Christ.

Those who accepted his message were baptized.
Acts 2:41 (NLT)
 
For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Romans 10:9 (NLT)

Baptism Prerequisite Classes and Baptism Services

SPRING Baptism Classes

Baptism Class for Adults

For adults interested in being baptized, attendance at a Baptism Class is a prerequisite. Click a date below to register for an upcoming class.

Baptism Class for Parents
Getting Real with Your Kids About God

For parents with children in grade 4 and younger who are interested in being baptized.
Sunday, May 3 • 10:15–11 am in Room A127. Please register.

Baptism Class for Students

For students interested in being baptized, classes are offered on the following dates. Registration isn't required for students. Just show up!

  • Grades 5–6 Students - Sunday, May 3 • 10:15 in the Chapel.
  • Grades 7–8 Students - Sunday, May 3 • 10:15 at South Campus.
  • Grades 9–12 Students - Sunday, May 3 • 5:30 at South Campus.
Spring Baptism Service 
We invite everyone to attend! Sunday, May 17 at 4 pm in the Amphitheater. If it rains, baptism will be held indoors at South Campus.


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