“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you...”
— Matthew 28:19-20
At Elmbrook we practice believers' baptism by immersion. That simply means that we immerse Christians in water.
Why do we do that, you may ask? Because baptism is an outward expression of an inward decision to follow Christ, and a powerful act of obedience. It's your chance to get up in front of family, friends and the local church to say "Yes! I have decided! I will follow Christ!" And it's a powerful thing to witness!
If you are not sure whether you have crossed the line of faith or whether you are ready to proclaim that belief through baptism, we encourage you to talk with one of our pastors or prayer leaders. You can come to the front of the church for prayer after any church service, or call 262.786.7051 between 9 am and 5 pm weekdays.
When? Baptism ceremonies are held multiple times a year at the Brookfield and Lake Country campuses. Our summer baptisms are held in the outdoor pond; spring baptisms in the Worship Center.
How? A one-time class, with a brief follow-up conversation to hear your story of faith, is required prior to baptism. Information about the follow-up conversation will be available in each baptism class. A selection of class times can be found on the registration form.
The next Brookfield Campus baptism will take place on July 28 in the pond.
Lake Country Campus
The next Lake Country Campus baptism will take place on July 28 in the pond.
Parent Child Dedication
Elmbrook Church practices believers' baptism, in which older children, teenagers and adults publicly declare their own personal decision to follow Jesus Christ. Parent Child Dedication is a way for parents of younger children to declare their own commitment to raise their child in a home where God is at the center. For more information, check out our Parent Child Dedication page.