BAPTISM & AFFIRMATIONS

Baptism is our response to God’s unconditional love, grace and forgiveness. It’s also how we’re initiated into the Church as we publicly celebrate being MADE NEW through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Baptism announces that we find our identity in following Jesus instead of the expectations and labels placed on us by others.

At Morning Star, we baptize by sprinkling and immersion. We use water as a symbol of how God cleanses us from our sins and welcomes us into a new life in Jesus Christ. While baptism is not necessary for salvation, it is a precious gift from God and an important part of the faith journey.

INFANTS & TODDLERS

When an infant or toddler is baptized, we welcome them into the church and celebrate that God’s grace is and continues to be at work in their life. During baptisms, parents and the people of Morning Star mutually promise to nurture and raise the child in Christian community and faith.

ALREADY BAPTIZED?

It’s our tradition that a person is baptized once in their lifetime. If you’ve been baptized before in a church of the Christian faith (regardless of the denomination or your age), we celebrate that experience and that God’s love and grace has been with you. If God is now leading you to make a new or renewed commitment to Jesus, we would be delighted to affirm your faith with water as we remember God’s love, grace and faithfulness.

WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT BAPTISM

  • It is a sign of God’s love, grace and forgiveness
  • It is a symbol of new life in Jesus Christ
  • It is a public announcement of your faith in Jesus Christ
  • It represents our death and resurrection through Jesus Christ
  • It uses water to remind us of how God cleanses us from our sins
  • It is a promise of relationship between God, you and the Church

UPCOMING BAPTISM SERVICES

We will celebrate baptisms and affirmations of faith during worship services on the following days in 2017:

Saturdays – 5:00 p.m.

Feb. 18, April 22, Aug. 19, and Oct. 21

Sundays – 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.

Feb. 19, April 23, Aug. 20, and Oct. 22

NEXT STEPS
April 22/23, 2017

If you’re ready to move forward and wish to become a candidate for April, below are your next steps:

  • Fully complete and submit the appropriate baptism form by March 7, 2017 to help us assist you in taking this next step.
  • Email candidate photo(s) to Debbie Laubert by March 7, 2017  so we can show the church your beautiful face.
    • Infant and toddlers: A newborn and current photo
    • Children: A newborn and current photo
    • Youth and Adults: A current photo
  • Attend a 1-hour baptism orientation class to help ensure you are ready and prepared for this incredible experience.

    • Tuesday, March 14 | 6 –  7 p.m. in The Treehouse
    • Sunday, March 19 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Modular 1
  • Be willing and able to profess/affirm your faith in Jesus Christ as your personal savior and covenant (promise) with God and Morning Star Church to raise your child and/or live in Christian faith and community.
AUG. 19/20, 2017

If you’re ready to move forward and wish to become a candidate for September, below are your next steps:

  • Fully complete and submit the appropriate baptism form by July 5, 2017 to help us assist you in taking this next step.
  • Email candidate photo(s) to Debbie Laubert by July 5, 2017 so we can show the church your beautiful face.
    • Infant and toddlers: A newborn and current photo
    • Children: A newborn and current photo
    • Youth and Adults: A current photo
  • Attend a 1-hour baptism orientation class to help ensure you are ready and prepared for this incredible experience.

    • Tuesday, July 11 | 6 –  7 p.m. in The Treehouse
    • Sunday, July 16 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Modular 1
  • Be willing and able to profess/affirm your faith in Jesus Christ as your personal savior and covenant (promise) with God and Morning Star Church to raise your child and/or live in Christian faith and community.
Oct. 21/22, 2017

If you’re ready to move forward and wish to become a candidate for October, below are your next steps:

  • Fully complete and submit the appropriate baptism form by Sept. 6, 2017 to help us assist you in taking this next step.
  • Email candidate photo(s) to Debbie Laubert by Sept. 6, 2017 so we can show the church your beautiful face.
    • Infant and toddlers: A newborn and current photo
    • Children: A newborn and current photo
    • Youth and Adults: A current photo
  • Attend a 1-hour baptism orientation class to help ensure you are ready and prepared for this incredible experience.

    • Tuesday, Sept. 12 | 6 –  7 p.m. in The Treehouse
    • Sunday, Sept. 17 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Modular 1
  • Be willing and able to profess/affirm your faith in Jesus Christ as your personal savior and covenant (promise) with God and Morning Star Church to raise your child and/or live in Christian faith and community.

Questions?

Questions about registrations, forms, photos and logistics
Debbie Laubert | 636.561.5680

Questions about baptisms, affirmations of faith and committing life to Jesus Christ
Pastor Jim Peich | 636.561.5680 x112