Baptism is the sacrament by which a person becomes part of the body of Christ in three stages: 

  • Through the confession of sins, you are first stripped of all that stands between you and Christ. 
  • Following your public affirmation of faith in the God of Jesus Christ, you are washed. This is a healing action that cleanses you of your sins and heralds a new life in Christ. 
  • Finally, you are clothed—an action that commissions and empowers you to serve in the Church.

For a full description of baptisms at Duke University Chapel, please see our baptism policies.