Baptism / Confirmation

Adult Baptism and Confirmation

We are so grateful to God that you have come to faith in Jesus Christ and are now obeying His command to be baptized and confirmed.  Let us first explain the difference between the two.

 If you are not yet a Christian, then please  register for this class called Christianity  Explored at ce@coahtoronto.com.  This is a  seven week study investigating the questions, “Who is Jesus and why did he come?”   Everyone and their questions are welcome.

 

What is adult baptism?

Baptism is a sacrament, a holy ordinance of the church that was instituted by the Lord   Jesus Christ.  It was His direct command that we are to baptize all who believe in Him.  It is an outward sign of the inward cleansing that was done to us through Christ’s death and resurrection.

You should be baptized if all of the following applies to you:

  1. You were never baptized as an infant.
  2. You were never baptized as an adult (14 years or older). Baptism is to be administered only once in a person’s lifetime.
  3. You have repented of your sins and trusted in Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and his resurrection from the dead, then you are a Christian, and thus you should be baptized.
What is confirmation?

As Presbyterians, we believe that baptism is to be administered to the children of Christians. Many of you were baptized as infants and you have now come to the point in your life where you want to ‘confirm’ the faith that your parents planted in you.

You should be confirmed if all of the following applies to you.

  1. You were baptized as an infant.
  2. You are over 14 years of age.
  3. You have repented of your sins and trusted in Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and his resurrection from the dead, then you are a Christian, and thus you should be baptized.

 

Next Step

If you are ready to be baptized or confirmed register for the classes by filling out the Adult Baptism/Confirmation Class Registration Form.

NOTE:

  • Candidates will be interviewed by a pastor or an elder in the time prior to the class.
  • The ceremonies are held right before Easter, in July and before Thanksgiving.

To sign up, Contact Us.