Are you ready to take the next step?
If you're ready to make a public profession of your faith in Jesus through baptism, then please take a few minutes to fill out our Baptism Interest Form by clicking the link below! If you need more information, then scroll down to learn more about what it truly means to be baptized.
What Is Baptism?
Baptism is the act of a believing Christian who wants to publicly confess their personal commitment to Jesus Christ. It is the symbolic washing away of one's old, sinful past and the rising again to life in God's way. The act of baptism can be defined as an outward expression of an inward commitment.
- Baptism illustrates Jesus' burial and resurrection. (Colossians 2:12, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
- Baptism illustrates new life as a Christian. (Romans 6:4)
- Baptism doesn't make you a Christian, it shows you that you already believe. Baptism does not save you, only your faith in Christ does that. Baptism is like a wedding ring, it's the outward symbol of the commitment you make in your heart.
- If you would like to go deeper in your understanding of water baptism, we encourage you to read Matthew 3:13-17.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why do we get baptized?
To follow one example set by Jesus and because Jesus commanded it.
"One day when the crowds were being baptized, Jesus himself was baptized..."
"Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit."
When should I be baptized?
As soon as you believe! There is no reason to delay baptism. As soon as you have put your faith in Jesus' work on the cross for you, then you are ready to be baptized.
How does baptism work?
We baptize by immersion, which means to be placed completely under water. We baptize by immersion for two reasons:
1. Jesus was baptized that way. (Mark 1:10)
2. Every baptism in the Bible was by immersion. (Acts 8:38-39)
What if I have previously been baptized?
Many people choose to be re-baptized because the first time they were either young or because they fell away from serving the Lord afterwards. It is okay to be baptized again.