Course One: A Journey of Faith – Segment 4: The Baptismal Covenant
Baptism is one of two main sacraments in the Episcopal Church. It is the means in which we become part of the family of God. There are two components to a sacrament – a visible one (in this case water) and an invisible one (in this case forgiveness of sins and a new life in Christ.) The Baptismal Covenant includes a statement of belief and promises made to God and the Christian family to live into the teachings of Jesus and our call to ministry in the Great Commandment and Great Commission.