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baptism

Baptism is a public proclamation that takes what is invisible – our faith – and makes it visible, and as such is an initiation into Christ’s visible church.

We consider baptism a vital step of obedience in the life of every disciple of Christ and will only receive into membership those who have been baptized as believers. At Fellowship Church, we practice water baptism, by immersion, in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in accordance with Scripture for those who have believed in Christ and have been born again. It is an outward sign of repentance, our union with Christ in his death and resurrection, our new life in Him, and the washing away of our sins by His blood.

To be baptized

 The following is our process for baptism at Fellowship:

  1. Fill out the membership application (linked below).
  2. Review our church website, member covenant, and church constitution for information about Fellowship's distinctives and beliefs.
  3. Interview with an elder of the church (or with another church leader for children being baptized). The interview consists of you sharing your testimony and provisionally signing the new member covenant, which takes effect upon baptism.
  4. Share your testimony with the church.
  5. Baptism & induction into active membership.

 Since baptism is an initiation into Christ's visible church, everyone we baptize at Fellowship Church we induct into our membership. Therefore, our baptism application and new member application are one and the same. To be baptized, simply follow the link below to fill out the membership application and make sure to respond that you are seeking baptism as part of your membership induction. Once received, a church leader will be in touch regarding your application.

** Note about children seeking baptism:

Parents, we recommend reading this page and supporting documents together with your child in an age-appropriate way for them, at your discretion. When a child is baptized, they are inducted as a "junior member" of Fellowship Church until they reach 18 years of age. As a junior member, they are exempt from certain responsibilities (such as voting and tithing) but do come under our pastoral care and oversight. You may ask your interviewing church leader if you have further questions.

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