Living Out Our Baptismal Covenant
As Christians, we are called to live out our Baptismal Covenant as a fundamental way of life—a way of life that leads to spiritual deepening and reconciliation with ourselves, with other people, and with our Creator. In baptism we are transformed in Christ and promise to live out our faith in radical ways when we affirm:
Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?
Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.
I will, with God’s help.
Living out our baptismal covenant means turning to Christ and leaning into our areas of resistance: historical, political, and institutional ways of being we have inherited that exist at odds with the life and teachings of Jesus.
Extensive resources have been curated and created to help us–congregations and individuals–grow closer to God and one another as we reflect on and respond to the realities of today:
- Climate Change
Resources for Honoring and Protecting Creation >
- Racial Inequality
Resources for Becoming Beloved Community >
- LGBTQIA Diversity
Resources for Welcoming and Inclusion >
- Suicide Crisis
Resources for Bringing Hope and Preventing Suicide >
We invite you to explore these resources, and we seek your input. What other realities do you and your congregation feel called to engage? What additional resources have you used? What has served you in living out your baptismal covenant?
The Faith Formation is ready to support you in this life-giving work. Contact us by email or at 303.837.1173.