Baptism Study Guide

Greetings from the Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism! We are reaching out to you to share with you a free study guide focused on the practice of baptism in the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition. 

Written by John D. Roth in collaboration with Tom Yoder Neufeld, the study guide seeks to accompany churches in accessing the commitments that grew out of the Lutheran-Mennonite-Roman Catholic Trilateral Conversation on Baptism. It offers accessible descriptions of the histories of baptism; explanations of the significance of baptism in the different traditions; questions for reflection; and prayers. The booklet was designed to be used in Sunday School classes or with small groups, but it could also be adapted to other congregational settings. A digital version of the study guide is already available online.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, the ISGA is able to make these available in bulk to Anabaptist conferences and congregations, free of cost. If you’d like to order copies for your conference, or pass this information along to your member congregations you know who might be interested, physical copies can be ordered (in groups of 10) here.

We hope that you will find this publication to be a valuable resource to guide theological reflection and ecumenical dialogue. Please note that the study guide is available in both English and Spanish.