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Frequently Asked Questions | Baptism and Confirmation


  • What does The United Methodist Church believe about baptism? | Answer
  • Does baptism mean that I am saved? | Answer 
  • Do I have to be baptized in order to be saved? | Answer 
  • Does baptism make me a member of the church? | Answer
  • Is it required that I take vows in front of a congregation to become a member? | Answer 
  • How do I become a member of a United Methodist church? Is there a special ceremony? | Answer 
  • Is sprinkling the only way that United Methodists baptize? | Answer 
  • May a person who has not been baptized participate in Holy Communion? | Answer 
  • Does The United Methodist Church accept the baptism of other denominations? | Answer 
  • May I be baptized again? | Answer
  • How should water be used when baptism is being reaffirmed? | Answer 
  • Where can I find a record of my baptism? | Answer 

Infant Baptism

  • What is the appropriate age for baptism? | Answer
  • What is the difference between infant baptism and believer's baptism? | Answer
  • Do I have to choose godparents when I have my child baptized? | Answer
  • Can I choose a person who is not a Christian as my child’s godparent? | Answer
  • Can I have my infant christened? | Answer
  • May we have our baby dedicated instead of baptized? | Answer
  • Isn't it better to wait until children can decide for themselves whether or not to be baptized? | Answer


  • At what age are children confirmed? | Answer
  • Do adults take confirmation classes? | Answer
  • Can you be confirmed twice? | Answer







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