Baptism marks the beginning of our lifelong journey as disciples of Jesus Christ.  Through baptism, we are joined with the Triune God, the whole of Christ’s church, and here at Lake Shore together in Christ.  The water and the work of the Holy Spirit in baptism convey God’s saving grace, the forgiveness of sins, and new life in Jesus Christ. 
Persons of any age may be baptized– infants, children, youth, and adults.  United Methodist baptize in a variety of ways– immersion, pouring, and sprinkling.  A person receives the sacrament of baptism only once in his or her life.