What is Baptism?
The Rev. Taylor Burton-Edwards, a United Methodist pastor and teacher of liturgics explains that, “Baptism is the ordinary means of rebirth and initiation into the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.” Through the Sacrament of Baptism, “we are initiated into Christ’s holy church, incorporated into God’s mighty acts of salvation and given new birth through water and the Spirit.”
At First Methodist Houston, baptism is for the young and old alike. We see baptism as a sign of the grace of God given to us before we are even aware of it.