Course Content
Church History
A brief history of Wesley Church of Hope and the United Methodist Church.
Methodist Traditions
The Christian calendar and Holy holidays marking the birth, life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ.
The Bible
Both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible serve as sources of primary guidance for our faith.
The United Methodist Church recognizes two sacraments – baptism and communion.
Starting Points
When you need encouragement and refreshment for your soul, turn to these Scriptures and topics.
Your Personal Spiritual Gifts
While all of life is a gift from God, these twenty gifts are lifted up within Scripture as the gifts of the Spirit, given specifically for the upbuilding of the body of Christ.
Discipleship involves a ministry of outreaching love and witness to others concerning Christ and God’s grace.
Welcome to the Fellowship
About Lesson

About BaptismForms of Baptism

It does not matter how you are baptized, whether by immersion, pouring, or sprinkling.  What matters is that you were baptized in water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit by someone authorized to do so. If you were, we believe you have received Christian baptism. We do not re-baptize those who have already received Christian baptism.

By Water and the Spirit, our statement on baptism, explains, “The power of the Spirit in baptism does not depend upon the mode by which water is administered, the age or psychological disposition of the baptized person, or the character of the minister. It is God’s grace that makes the sacrament whole.”

Do I have to be baptized in order for God to save me?

No. God is free to offer God’s salvation if for some reason you have not been baptized by the time you die. 

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