Baptisms

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

Register for Baptism

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. Please click on the link to Register for Baptism above. If you do not see a date and time that works for you please add your name to our waiting list.

After you register for your Baptism, you will receive additional instructions by email and be contacted to schedule a one-on-one meeting with a member of our pastoral team to discuss your baptism and walk through the logistics a few weeks prior to the date.

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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