Baptism and Confirmation

What is the Difference?

Baptism is a rite of belonging in which we enter into a relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church. Confirmation is how we make a mature affirmation of the commitment made at our baptism to be part of the Church. For those who have been confirmed in other denominations, reception is the mark of one’s desire to be part of the Episcopal Church.


At Church of the Advent, we baptize people of all ages, offering classes to meet the varying needs of those seeking the rite. We understand baptism, along with the Eucharist, to be one of the two major sacraments—that is, ritual actions that convey God’s grace in a special and powerful way.


Confirmation is about making a mature decision to be a part of a community and the desire to have a deeper relationship with God. There is no “right age”. If you believe this is something you would like to do, then let’s begin the conversation

Wondering if you are ready? Pick up the Book of Common Prayer look at the service for Baptism, Confirmation and the Baptismal Covenant and sign up for the next Inquirers’ Class. Confirmations and receptions happen during the Advent season when the bishop is with us..

For more information

Contact the Rev. Tim Mitchell via email or call (502) 451-6066.