" the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit..."

“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 two 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 is required prior to being baptized. Specific classes are offered for adults, students (middle school and high school), and elementary kids attend with a parent or guardian. See the calendar at right for upcoming dates and times for classes.

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.