Baptism is the sign and seal through which we are joined to Christ forever. As we and those we love are baptized with water, Jesus baptizes us with the Holy Spirit, washing away all our sins. Baptism is God’s gift of grace and also God’s summons to respond to that grace. At Covenant, we baptize all ages to announce to the world and to our church family that our journey with God is underway.
Who can be baptized at Covenant?
Covenant baptizes adults as well as youth and children whose parents are Covenant members. As a church, our hope and expectation is that the parents are the spiritual leaders of the family. We desire the entire family to be fed spiritually, and we encourage parents to find areas to serve within the Covenant community where their gifts and talents may be utilized. As you consider baptism, please contact Maureen Crawley to discuss the details at (512) 334-3057. Covenant members can expect a processing time of 2-6 weeks, so please provide as much lead time as possible. Non-members who commit to attending the Explore Membership class and become members may plan a baptism. However, the date of the baptism cannot be scheduled until after completion of the Explore Membership class and joining Covenant. Please note: this process can take up to 2-6 months depending on the timing of the next Explore Membership class. To find out when the next class is being held, contact Amy Skaggs.
Planning a Baptism at Covenant
After the Worship Planning Team approves a baptism request and calendar, a 30-minute family meeting will be scheduled for the parents and children to meet and discuss baptism and answer any questions you may have. This time also allows those being baptized to get acquainted with the officiating pastor.
Please select the planning form for the appropriate age group from the list below: