Membership and Baptism
A Simple Path
Grace has a simple path to membership and baptism. If you are ready to do either or both of these, register to attend the appropriate classes described below.
Discover Grace is now identified as our membership class for adults and teens. Participants in this three-hour class (offered over three Sunday schools or in one three-hour sitting) will learn the theology taught at Grace (Jesus, the Bible, sin, salvation, grace, Holy Spirit, the church, discipline, spiritual gifts, baptism, Lord's Supper), our denominational and church practices and leadership structure, and membership privileges and responsibilities. Attending the class will lead to church membership.
Children's Membership Class is designed for children in the grades of 3rd through 6th grade. Participants in this class will learn the gospel of salvation using a six-part outline from "Kids' Evangelism Explosion," write and deliver a personal testimony of salvation, understand the meaning of the Lord's Supper and how to prepare for and participate in it, and understand the privileges and responsibilities of church membership. This class is written with 3rd - 6th graders in mind. However, younger or older children may participate upon request of the parents. 7th - 8th graders may participate in this class or in Discover Grace. Also, one parent or guardian must participate with the child in the class in order to reinforce the learning between classes.
Baptism Class is a one-hour class for anyone desiring to baptize an infant or to be baptized themselves as believers. We will cover the meaning of baptism, who should be baptized, and the various modes of baptism. We will answer all of your questions about baptism and arrange for it to take place during one of the scheduled Sundays. For those who are not yet members of the church, we will share the steps for membership.
If you'd like to know more about what our church believes about baptism, we'd like to invite you to watch these videos below:
Pastor Bryan explains why we practice baptism in this sermon from January 29, 2017, titled, "Here We Come for Cleansing."
Modes of Baptism
Pastor Bryan shares why all modes of baptism (immersion, pouring, sprinkling) are acceptable biblically in this sermon recorded on Sunday, January 11, 2015.
Pastor Bryan explains how baptism is a sign of God's covenant relationship with his people. Recorded Sunday, June 22, 2014.
If you'd like to know more about what our church believes about membership, we'd like to invite you to watch the video below:
Pastor Bryan explains the importance of church membership in this sermon from February 10, 2019, titled, "Building the Body."