Holy Baptism is the sacrament by which God adopts us as his children and makes us members of Christ’s body, the Church, and inheritors of His kingdom. Baptism is the sacrament of new birth as a Christian and the entrance into the family of Christian believers.

Though baptism is an offering and celebration of the individual, it is supremely an event of the community. At the Church of the Good Shepherd, baptisms take place during public worship. Candidates are sponsored by parents and godparents—or in the case of an adult, presented by a beloved friend or family member—and are surrounded and affirmed by the congregation.

If you have never been baptized into the Christian faith and desire to make that commitment as a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, it is our great joy to walk with you through this process. As an adult, part of your preparation will be to meet with one of our Clergy and participate in Adult Confirmation classes. If you wish to baptize a child, the parents of the child (and the child, depending on his/her age) will meet with the Clergy, and then Confirmation Classes will take place when the child is able to make his/her own profession of faith.