Membership and baptism
To be a member of a church is to make a public promise to live according to the Word and to support the work of the congregation. In the Bible this is called a covenant. Every believer is part of the church when we think about it as an organism (the Spiritual Body of Christ), but only by a public promise can someone be part of the church as an organization. A public promise, or covenant, is the basis for all society according to the Bible: marriage, employment, citizenship and church membership are all relationships of accountability.
Membership in a church is not like membership in a social club or other organization. Most organization members are consumers — the organization exists to serve them. The church of Christ is a completely different community — membership means ministry and service, going from being a consumer to becoming a provider of God’s love and care to others. At Redeemer, we take seriously that we are a church not for ourselves, but for others.
Learn more about the membership process.
If you have never been baptized before and would like to be, you will need to complete the church membership process at Redeemer first. Be sure to discuss your desire at your membership interview. This will allow you to be scheduled for baptism on the day you take your membership vows in front of your affiliated congregation.
Infant and child baptism
- Please read our overview of Redeemer’s position on infant baptism. Redeemer will baptize infants of church members.
- Each congregation has its own set dates for infant baptism. Contact [email protected] to learn of upcoming dates and to register your infant for baptism. Please indicate the congregation you regularly attend, your child's full name and date of birth.
- Redeemer will baptize your older child after he or she has made a made a profession of faith. Each congregation offers a Communicants Class at least once a year. Contact [email protected] for more information.
Upcoming Intro to Redeemer sessions
Click on the congregation that you regularly attend to register for their Intro to Redeemer session.
|12 to 2 p.m.||The Salvation Army, Mumford Hall|
|12 to 1:30 p.m.||
Hunter College West Building, Rm. 506
|7 to 8:30 p.m.||W83 Ministry Center, Rm. 406|
If you would like, you may get started on Step 2 (membership videos and application) of the membership process now.
Contact [email protected] if you need assistance.