As Lutheran Christians, we believe that Baptism is a Sacrament— meaning, a sacred act. This is not something we do; it is something God does for us. Baptism is more than a sign of our belief, although that is certainly demonstrated therein, but it is more. It means the Holy Spirit works faith in the heart of the individual and God promises His steadfast love. Through the waters of Baptism, God calls us His beloved and redeemed people. For this reason we believe adults, children and infants can all be baptized and receive God's promise of faith, forgiveness and life everlasting! We do believe God's Word includes the command to baptize individuals of all ages when Jesus commanded in Matthew 28:19, "Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit," (ESV).
Baptism is the beginning of one's Faith Pathway, and the beginning of the parent/guardian's God-given role as the primary faith-former in the life of the next generation of God's people. For this reason, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church we have created an experience to help encourage and equip the primary faith-formers in this role. See below for more information.
FIRST STEP - Complete and Return Baptism Form:
Adults: If you have not been baptized and would like to be baptized, or desire to talk with one of our pastors about baptism, please fill out our Adult Baptism Form and send it to Crystal Rico at
Infants/Children: We have developed the Baptism Marker Experience to help parents, and their children, learn more concerning what we believe about baptism and our Faith Pathway. If you desire for your infant/child to be baptized, please fill out the Child Baptism Form, including the date you can attend our Baptism Marker Experience, and send it to Crystal Rico at
April 23August 6November 5All Experiences will be at 11:00am-12:30pm in KidzSpace
The Baptism Marker Experience will be an opportunity to learn more about what we believe concerning baptism and the parents' role as primary faith-formers in their home. Through interactive experiences, the whole family will gain a stronger understanding of what God is doing through baptism, and the beginning of one's faith pathway!
To register or for questions about the Baptism Marker Experience, please contact Becky Herrscher at