Unfortunately, due to the current situation, we are for the moment unable to conduct baptisms. Although the government has permitted some forms of baptism, our practice of total immersion baptism is currently not allowed because of certain restrictions that prevent us from complying. We are in regular contact with the public health department and other authorities to check when we can offer baptisms again.
If you have made a personal decision to be baptised, please register now. The registration form is still open, and we will keep you informed by e-mail with further developments and baptism dates.
If you have any questions about baptism or preparation for baptism, please contact us here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you considering baptism as your Next Step? Here are a few thoughts about what baptism means for us here at ICF:
We believe in a God who loves you unconditionally and wants you to thrive. He desires a trusting relationship with you. Therefore, it is important to get to know Jesus as the Son of God and make a conscious decision for a life with him.
This decision for Jesus can have different results, depending on how many “keys of your life house” you symbolically hand over to Jesus. For example, how much you allow Jesus to be your life, how much you allow him to have a say in your daily life and the extent to which you implement God’s ideas in your life.
Baptism is the visible sign of your decision to hand “all the keys” over to Jesus. It is your statement that you want to follow Jesus with all that you are and leave your old life behind to start a new life with him.
The Bible says: ” For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life…” KOL 2, 12 (NLT).
If you fully align your life with God’s thoughts, it will affect you and your environment. You will find out more and more what God has in store for you in the various areas and phases of your life, how he carries you through or challenges you to trust him and take a step of faith. With your decision to be baptised, you are ready to start the adventure with God.
It is important to God that you take this step. It is also vital for yourself and for each and every person, which is why the Bible says: ““Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38 (NIV).
You can be baptised during one of our Sunday celebrations at 10:00, 12:00, 17:00 or 19:00. In this service you can celebrate your baptism in the presence of your friends, family, small group or team.
Your guests are allowed into the celebration hall before the official entry so that they can secure a seat near the baptistry pool.
We will by your side both before and after your celebration. There will be a baptism certificate, baptismal gifts and a celebratory moment in Neuraum with snacks and drinks for you and your guests that is organised by us.
PREPARATION & BAPTISM PARTNERS
Basically, no special knowledge or much preparation time is needed for your baptism – in biblical times this was often the first step of faith for people after they had invited Jesus into their lives. Nevertheless, we urge you to prepare yourself well for your baptism.
As an ideal basis for preparation we recommend that you attend the Get Free course. It focuses on you and your relationship with Jesus and how you can live with God’s power in all areas of life. Your Get Free group leader can also be your baptism partner. Possible other candidates are your Small Group or Team leader, or you can consider with him or her who else could be a good partner for you.
In addition to participating in Get Free, you are welcome to watch our podcast “What baptism means for your life as a Christian”, which answers frequently asked questions about baptism.
If you are not yet part of a group, we recommend that you register with Explore to experience God together with others.
CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS UNDER 16 YEARS
It is important to us that each person decides to live with Jesus by his own free will and in full awareness of the implications.
Therefore, we do not baptise babies and children. But we do like to bless them in a special children’s dedication celebration.
Should your child actively formulate that he or she wants to be baptised, you are welcome to approach our leading Kids Pastor Daniel Lesser on Sundays in ICF Kids and consider with him how you could support your child on this path.
For young people under 16 years of age we need the consent of both parents or legal guardians.