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Celebrating new life through Baptism

Baptism is a time of celebration. It reflects a conscious choice made to publicly express faith in Jesus Christ and a commitment to follow Him. Baptism is an important step in the life of a believer. Jesus commanded that His followers be baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Symbolism of Baptism

The Bible teaches that Baptism is a symbol of Christ’s death, burial and resurrection, and that as believers we were buried with Christ and raised with Him. Baptism symbolizes the passing of our old life and the beginning of our new life as a Christian. Though Baptism does not save us in and of itself, it does allow us to demonstrate publicly that we have chosen to follow Christ. By believing in and following Christ, we are given the gift of everlasting life with Him.

Method of Baptism

The Greek New Testament word for Baptism literally means “to dip or immerse.” At Westwood, we follow this example. Water immersion best symbolizes our union with Christ, our spiritual cleansing and forgiveness, and our promised resurrection.

When We Baptize

Outdoor Baptisms are typically held in June and September. Classes and interviews are offered in preparation prior to Baptism for adults, students and kids. Check Upcoming Events for our next Baptism as well as classes and interviews.

Check Upcoming Events for our next Baptism.


If you have additional questions contact us:

Chanhassen Campus / Sophia Hedberg, 952.224.7450
Minnetonka Campus / Kim Hanson, 952.224.7318