What We Believe
Our church is a member of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. As a Methodist congregation, we believe the following:
-We profess the historic Christian faith in God, incarnate in Jesus Christ for our salvation and ever at work in human history in the Holy Spirit.
-We believe in God’s grace, abounding love, and forgiveness for all people.
-We have an obligation to be and to make faithful Christian witnesses for our Savior
-We believe that “the world is our parish” and support mission and justice work locally, regionally and around the world in order to fulfill our mission to “Make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world”.
-We recognize the two sacraments in which Christ himself participated: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper which we celebrate in our services once a month.
-Through baptism we are joined with the church and with Christians everywhere. Baptism is a symbol of new life and a sign of God’s love and forgiveness of our sins. Persons of any age can be baptized through sprinkling, immersion or pouring.
-We believe that Scripture is the primary source and criterion for Christian doctrine. Through Scripture the living Christ meets us in the experience of redeeming grace. We are convinced that Jesus Christ is the living Word of God in our midst.
Mark 1:8 I baptize you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.
Baptism is one of the Sacraments of the United Methodist Church. In the Sacrament of Baptism, words, actions and the physical element of water are combined to both express and convey God’s grace and love.
At Kennesaw UMC, we welcome children and adults into the family of faith just as Jesus did. Baptism of child is a commitment by parents to raise the child in the life of the church, and of the Christian faith. During our Baptism ritual, the entire congregation vows to love, encourage, walk with and embrace these children on their path to eternal life.
- Baptism is available for infants through adults in our church community.
- Adults and young people may present themselves for Baptism at any time.
- Children may be baptized at most Sunday worship services.