Baptism is the outward expression of what God has done inside your life when you become a Christian.  Going under water is symbolic of all your sins being washed away.  It is also symbolic of identifying your life with Jesus Christ through his death/burial (going under water) and His resurrection from the dead (coming up out of the water).


Does the Wesleyan Church believe one must be baptized to be saved?

No, the Bible makes it clear that we are not saved based on the works we do. Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “God saved you by his special favor when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.”

What if I was baptized as an infant?

Your baptism as an infant was a wonderful expression of your parent’s commitment to raise you up in the ways of God. The Wesleyan Church generally practices “Believer’s Baptism” because of the pattern given in the Bible. If you were baptized as an infant, you should still be baptized as a believer.

If I have already experienced Believer’s Baptism, do I ever need to do that again?

There is no reason to be baptized a second time unless your first baptism was too young to remember.

How should I explain my spiritual journey if I became a Christian as a young child, but then recommitted my life later?

Briefly mention becoming a Christian as a child, but focus on the changes and events that happened later in life leading up to your recommitment.