“Re-learning to Swim in Baptismal Waters”
Baptism is one of the most primitive and primal of all Christian acts and it has been a focal point in the life of Christian communities since the baptism of Jesus recorded in the Gospels. The act simply involves a washing in the name of that very Trinity yet it in the history of Christianity it is a defining act – to be Christian is to be baptized. The past couple of decades have brought serious challenges to the practice of baptism. Do we really need baptism…to be Christian? To participate at the Lord’s Supper? To be part of the Body of Christ, the church? On this leadership day, we will engage issues connected to the contemporary practice of baptism in our communities and together consider ways of developing a healthy baptismal ecology in our churches.