Baptism at Lutheran Church of the Cross
Connecting Us with God’s Promises

Baptism is one of two primary sacraments for the Lutheran Church (Holy Communion is the other). We believe Baptism is a Means of Grace; in other words, it is one of the significant ways that God’s love is given to us in a visible way. In Baptism, we become a part of the Family of God, connecting us with God’s community.  Therefore, all baptisms at LCC are conducted within a public worship gathering.

Baptism connects us with

  • God’s promise – Nothing will separate us from God’s love (Romans 8:37)
  • God’s people – We are mysteriously connected with all who have gone before us, all who live with us, and all who will follow. (Hebrews 12:1)
  • God’s possibility – The gift of God’s Holy Spirit energizes us for our daily lives and embraces us forever with this assurance, “You are a child of God, chosen and marked by my love, the pride of my life.” (Mark 1:11 The Message Bible)

What Do I Need to Do to Have a Baptism at Lutheran Church of the Cross?

At LCC, we require a one-hour baptismal workshop for parents who desire baptism for their children, as well as adults who wish to be baptized. These baptismal workshops occur on the second Sunday of each month at 10:45am in the Prayer Chapel. For more information, or to sign up for an upcoming workshop please email us or call 727-525-8364. 

While church membership is not a requirement, part of the promises that an individual, or an individual’s guardian, makes during a Baptism is a promise to continue in an active life of faith.  As a faith community, it is much easier for us to support those being baptized, when they are an active part of our congregation.  Click here to learn more about how you can join this congregation in its mission and ministry.   

What Do I Need to Do Schedule a Baptism at Lutheran Church of the Cross?

As stated above, Holy Baptism is a sacrament of the church that enters an individual into the church community.   Because of this, Baptisms are done within a regular worship service of the congregation.  Baptisms that are performed during the 9:30am Worship Service are typically held on the third Sunday of the month.  For more information, or to speak to someone about scheduling a Baptism, please email us or call 727-525-8364.