At Clay Church we believe that baptism is an outward expression of an inward faith. Just as Jesus himself was baptized, so we are baptized as a declaration of the faith we hold in our hearts. Clay Church believes in the baptism of infants and adheres to the idea of one baptism - if you were baptized at another time in your life, you do not need to be baptized again to join Clay Church. If you would like to learn more or schedule a baptism, contact Tori Yoder at



We confirm teenagers during their eighth grade year after an eight-month Confirmation class led by pastors and family ministry staff. Older students may also join the Confirmation program. Confirmed teenagers are full, adult members of the Church and are expected to uphold the same membership responsibilities as their parents. To make sure your student is a part of Confirmation class, contact Lucas Miner at


Members of Clay Church desire to follow Jesus more closely and to support the church with their prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. If you're currently a member of another United Methodist Church, it's easy to transfer your membership to join us. New members participate in a single afternoon Membership Class. To inquire about joining or to learn more about the next Membership class, contact Ashley Evans at or call (574) 272-8083 ext. 125.

Baptisms & Membership

Clay Church Firehouse Campus
17646 Cleveland Road
South Bend, IN 46635
Clay Church North Campus
52866 Ironwood Road
South Bend, IN 46635
(574) 272-8068