Baptisms

Baptism is a meaningful and memorable occasion, a sacrament of our faith.

Register for Baptism Class

Who should be baptized?

People of all ages can be baptized at Resurrection. Non-members are encouraged to seek membership as soon as possible after being baptized. We baptize by sprinkling Holy Water and making the sign of the cross on the forehead with anointing oil to invite the presence of the Holy Spirit. Once a year, we hold a baptism by immersion worship service in the Memorial Garden at our Leawood location.

The United Methodist Church recognizes baptisms from other faiths and churches and therefore does not re-baptize people, but we do encourage people to attend a special baptism worship service to remember their baptisms.

When do baptisms occur?

Sprinkling and anointing with oil occur during all worship services on select Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year. Four times each year, we have special baptism services in the Wesley Covenant Chapel for up to 30 people to be baptized.

How do I schedule a baptism?

All baptisms are scheduled through online registration. To register for a baptism date, you will need your registration access code from the baptism class confirmation email.

Step One: Register for a baptism class. In this class, one of our pastors discusses the history, theology, meaning and responsibilities of baptism and its associated membership in the church. Our classes will be offered via Zoom for the foreseeable future. You will receive the link to sign in on the Monday prior to your scheduled class time.

Step Two: Please use the link in your baptism class confirmation to register for a baptism in worship or in a small service. If you do not see a date and time that works for you please add your name to our waiting list.

If you have any questions, please contact our Baptism Coordinator by emailing baptism@cor.org.

In the sermon below, Pastor Adam explores the meaning of baptism in the scripture and for our lives today. You will see him preaching live from the location of Jesus’ baptism, the Jordan River.

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