Baptism

What is baptism?

Baptism is the total immersion in water of a person wishing to publically declare their faith in God and confess Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. It is a physical and spiritual act in obedience to God to confess our faith and be baptised.

During a baptism service the individual (or individuals) coming to be baptised usually gives a short testimony of their journey to faith and baptism. The pastor leading the baptisms will then ask them a few short questions and will, with an elder or a spiritually significant adult in their life, then baptise the individual in the baptismal pool set into our stage. Prayers will be said for them following their rise from the water, and words from God may be offered from the congregation.

Baptisms are joyful, inspiring and spiritually energising services which often lead those present to turn to God in praise or reflection about their own journey of faith. Our leaders are always willing to speak to and pray with those who may wish to reflect on baptism following a service.

If you wish to know more about baptism or would like to be baptised then please contact one of our Pastors or elders. You can email the church at administrator@unionbaptist.org.uk or come down and visit to speak and pray with someone. Our address and a map to find the church can be found here.

"We were therefore buried with [Christ Jesus] through baptism into death

in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the

Father, we too may live a new life. If we have been united with him like this in his

death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection." Romans 6 vs 4 - 5