What does The United Methodist Church believe about baptism?
Baptism is the act of God through the grace of Jesus Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit. Read More
Do I have to be baptized in order to be saved?
No, but baptism is a gift of God's grace to be received as part of the journey of salvation. Read More
What is the appropriate age for baptism?
Our teaching on baptism is found in By Water and the Spirit. Learn more here. Read More
Is sprinkling the only way that United Methodists baptize?
Our church has always offered to people being baptized and to the parents of infants the choice of sprinkling, pouring, or immersion. Sprinkling is a common practice, but the person... Read More
May I be baptized again?
No, baptism is an act of God, and God does it right the first time. Read More
Does The United Methodist Church accept the baptism of other denominations?
Yes, The United Methodist Church recognizes the baptism of other Christian denominations. Read More
How do I become a member of a United Methodist church?
Is there a special ceremony? Read More
Does baptism make me a member of the church?
Learn the answer to this question about baptism. Read More
How should water be used when baptism is being reaffirmed?
Baptismal Covenant IV in The United Methodist Hymnal is a powerful ritual of reaffirmation which uses water in ways that remind us of our baptism. Read More
Where can I find a record of my baptism?
United Methodist records of baptism are kept by the local church. Read More
May I or my child be Christened instead of baptized?
Is there a difference between the two? Read More
May we have our baby dedicated instead of baptized?
Learn more about infant baptism in The United Methodist Church. Read More
Isn’t it better to wait until children can decide for themselves whether or not to be baptized?
What is the theology behind infant baptism? Read More
Do I have to choose godparents when I have my child baptized?
Parents may choose a person or persons to serve as a godparent. However, godparents are not required in The United Methodist Church. Read More
Can I choose a person who is not a Christian as my child’s godparent?
Learn the answer and reasoning behind this question. Read More