BAPTISM

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” – Acts 2:38- 39

Asbury believes that Scripture is the ultimate authority in our lives and in the practice of our faith. Scripture teaches us that “In the Beginning,” God created humans (us!) in His image, but sin distorted that image. However, He sent His Son, Jesus, to die for our sins and set us free – He is the KEY to life. Baptism helps us as disciples to begin the work of renewing ourselves into the image of Christ during our earthly journey, until we are reunited with Him in Heaven.

Baptism FAQs:

How can I schedule a Baptism or learn more information about it?

All Baptisms are scheduled through our Membership office! Please call Terri at 918.392.1139 or click here to begin the process.

Can I be “re-baptized?”

If you were baptized in another Christian church, you will not be “re-baptized” at Asbury. We believe God was active in your life far before coming to Asbury and that the sacrament can only be received once. However, we do host a special service once a year where you can “remember your Baptism and be thankful.”

Why does Baptism occur in front of the entire congregation?

Not only are you taking vows during the service, the congregation is too! As a community of Christ and during everyone’s path of lifelong discipleship, your Asbury family will surround you with love, forgiveness, prayers and support during your journey with Jesus. Baptism is also an act that brings you into spiritual relationship with the whole body of Christ – where you are becoming one with them and they are becoming one with you.