And Peter said to them, “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. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” – Acts 2:38- 39

First Methodist Alvin believes that Scripture is the ultimate authority in our lives and in the practice of our faith. Scripture teaches us that “In the Beginning,” God created humans (us!) in His image, but sin distorted that image. However, He sent His Son, Jesus, to die for our sins and set us free – He is the KEY to life. Baptism helps us as disciples to begin the work of renewing ourselves into the image of Christ during our earthly journey, until we are reunited with Him in Heaven.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you must attend a one-time baptism class before you can be baptized. The class is approximately 30 minutes long and led by one of our pastors.

No, you do not need to be a member.

No, our emphasis is on God choosing us instead of us choosing God. Since God chose us before we were born to be his children, there is no age limit for sprinkle baptism. The parents will be taking the vows on behalf of a child aged five years and younger. The parents will be agreeing to raise that child in the faith.

Yes, the age requirement is six years and older because we want them to understand the baptism vows.

The immersion baptisms are held off campus at certain times of the year. Please let the church know if this is your request and we will make accommodations.

The sprinkle baptisms are held on Sunday mornings during the regular worship services.

If you were baptized in another Christian church, you will not be "re-baptized" at First Methodist. We believe God was active in your life far before coming to First Methodist and that the sacrament can only be received once. However, we can host a special service where you can "remember your Baptism" and be thankful.

All Baptisms are scheduled through our Church office. Please fill out the form below and we will be in contact with you to schedule your baptism.