Life Events Ministries
Our campus locations are the perfect setting for your special day. Wedding dates are confirmed once registration is completed. The Chapel is Hosanna Church's intimate, beautiful, and serene setting for life events such as baptisms, weddings, and funerals. It features a prayer room, dressing rooms, full immersion baptism pool, high level tech capabilities, and beautiful views of the surrounding gardens. The Memorial Gardens include paths, trellises, sitting areas, a footbridge, and extraordinary areas for photography.
Adult/Youth Immersion Baptism
Immersion Baptisms are offered five times per year during each service at all campuses. Immersion baptisms are available for adults and youth in 5th grade and up.
Hosanna Church is pleased to offer baptism for kids ages infant-Grade 5. Infant/kids baptisms take place between services at the Lakeville and Shakopee campuses.
What We Believe About Baptism
We believe that baptism is first and foremost about the unmerited grace and abounding love of God freely extended to us through Jesus. Therefore, we baptize adult believers (Acts 8:26-39) and the kids of believers (Acts 16:15, 1 Corinthians 1:16, Luke 18:16).
Baptism of Youth/Adults: As a response to God’s unwavering promises and finished work in Jesus (Colossians 1:1:13-23), baptism is a means of grace that affirms the redemptive transformation that is taking place within a person who has accepted and confessed Jesus as Lord and Savior (Romans 10:9). Baptism isn’t a prerequisite for salvation. However, baptism publicly affirms all God has done, is doing and will do through Jesus for those who in faith have said “yes” to following Jesus.
Baptism of Infants/Children: We believe that the promises of God for his people are extended, as a means of unmerited grace, to the children of believing parents (Genesis 17:7; 1 Corinthians 4:17). We teach that it is necessary for children who are baptized to come, in God’s time, to a personal saving faith in Jesus (John 1:12-13; 3:16-17, Romans 10:9) for the promises of baptism (Romans 6:3-4, Mark 16:16, 1 Peter 3:21) to be fully realized. In other words, the free gifts offered in baptism must eventually be opened.
We accept the baptisms of those who come to us from other congregations and denominations as valid, provided that they were performed with water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). We do not teach that unbaptized children who die are lost for eternity. We do not teach that individuals who were baptized as children need to be baptized again as adults. However, we do welcome and celebrate reaffirmation of earlier baptisms.
Hosanna Church has a long history of helping you through this difficult time with compassion and dignity for your loved one. A pastor will meet with you and your family to assist with the details and preparations for the funeral service. Funeral arrangements typically take 2-4 days.
Hosanna Church Columbarium
The Columbarium is adjacent to the Chapel and Memorial Gardens, the Columbarium provides a place to reflect, grieve, and celebrate loved ones, and features 1000 double niches for ashes. To learn more about the Columbarium at request an information packet, email Luanne Webber, Life Events Coordinator, at .