Water baptism is a joyous occasion which is central to our rich Christian traditions. The immersion into the waters symbolizes Jesus’ death; the emergence symbolizes His resurrection and a new life in Christ.
Water baptism by immersion is an outward expression of an internal testimony; an indication of personal faith in action and a time of spiritual cleansing.
West Angeles Baptisms for Children
At West Angeles COGIC, we believe that every born-again believer in Jesus Christ should be water baptized. For children, it is our belief and practice to baptize them when they can best understand the ordinance of, and the reason for, baptism (infants up to three years of age are dedicated unto the Lord; please click here for Baby Dedications).
For children ages 4-10 years of age, we recommend that they be interviewed by our Children’s Ministry Director. The Children’s Ministry will advise the church when a child is ready for baptism. To contact this ministry, you may call 323-733-8300 extension 2624.
ADULT & YOUTH BAPTISM GUIDELINES
Baptisms for youth and adults are performed monthly on the 2nd and 4th Sunday nights (excluding special holidays) at the North Campus Sanctuary during our 7:00 p.m. worship service. Baptism candidates are asked to report to the back area of the Sanctuary at 6:00 p.m. Late arrivals will be rescheduled.
- Please wear light-colored clothing, including undergarments and socks.
- Please bring 2 large towels, a shower cap, and a plastic bag for wet clothing.
- We thank you in advance for not wearing pants or shorts, and no jewelry, please.
- Wear light-colored pants, a short-sleeved shirt; include undergarments and socks
- Bring 2 large towels, a shower cap, and a plastic bag for wet clothing.
- Thank you for not wearing short pants, and no jewelry, please.
*Please be advised that clothing worn must be capable of enduring complete water immersion.
Upon reporting to the designated area, a Deaconess will greet you and assist you in preparing for your baptism. Congratulations on following Christ’s commandment to be baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!
To request more information on Adult and Youth Baptisms, please contact our Membership and Support Services department at 323/833-8300, Extension 0, or please fill out the form below.