General information

In the waters of baptism we are reborn children of God and inheritors of eternal life. By water and the Spirit, we are made members of the church, which is the living body of Christ.

We would be honored to talk with you about arranging a baptism for you, a member of your family or a friend.

To arrange for a baptism, please call the church office at (727)525-8364.

Prior to baptisms an appointment with our pastor is made to review baptism as part of the worship service and to answer any questions you may have.

Baptism policies

What happens before a baptism is scheduled?

The pastor will meet with the family to discuss what happens at baptism, go through the liturgy for baptism, answer any questions about baptism that family members may have. This normally takes about an hour.

Do I have to join the church in order to have my child baptized?

Since part of the liturgy asks the parents and sponsors to make public your commitment to raise the child in the faith, we ask that the family make a commitment to join the congregation. If new member orientation is held after the desired date of the baptism then we certainly will baptize the child before the family joins! If the family is from out of town then we ask that they be a part of a worshiping community (it does not have to be Lutheran but it does have to be Christian). This will allow us to send the transfer to that particular congregation after the baptism takes place.

When are baptisms scheduled?

Baptisms can be scheduled for the second Sunday of any month. To schedule a baptism please talk with the pastor (727)525-8364.