A Ministry of Grace in the Heart of Andover

Infant Baptism

BaptismCongratulations on your new blessing! The Baptism of a baby is a beautiful tradition in the Christian Church. But there is more to it than just tradition. It is a time to welcome your child into the Christian faith, and promise in front of a congregation, your intent to raise your child in the faith. Therefore it is our hope and prayer that we may partner with parents to help you do this as together we work with God’s Spirit to fan into flame the fire of faith in your child.

In order to do so, it is essential first that parents are regularly worshiping and active in their faith. During the actual baptism itself, parents will be asked to make a commitment:

  • Will you faithfully bring your child to worship, teach him/her the Lords Prayer, the creeds, the Ten Commandments, place in his/her hands the Holy Scriptures and provide for his/her instruction in the Christian faith?

Active and intentional practice of faith is at the heart of baptism and we ask this of all families seeking to baptize their child at Grace. We also ask that you attend one of our Baptism Instruction Classes for parents. These informative classes are typically held on a Saturday morning from 9-10:30am.  During the class, you will have the opportunity to choose a baptism date for your child.

If you are regularly worshiping at Grace and would like to schedule a baptism, please call Kris in the church office (763) 421-6520 or email her at .

Often times, we have the privilege of baptizing older children. Usually a pastor or staff member works individually with the child to prepare them for baptism. We recommend that parents attend the baptism workshop. We baptize adults too. Please see the Life Events tab for more information.

2018 Baptism Workshop Dates: (Saturday Mornings beginning at 9:00 AM)

  • March 3
  • May 5
  • July 14

Schedule a Baptism

Baptisms can be scheduled during the 9 am and 10:30 am Sunday worship services (usually on the third weekend) during the fall and 8:30 am and 10:00 am during the summer. On request, baptisms can be scheduled at the 5 pm Saturday services on any weekend. If you are interested in attending the class click here.

2018 Baptism Sundays

  • January 21
  • February 18
  • March 18
  • April 15
  • May 13
  • June 10
  • July 15
  • August 19

Contact Annie Fitzl if you have questions 763-421-6520 ext 116
Register by contacting the church office: Kris Miller 763-421-6520