Sunday, February 04, 2024
Baptism is an outward expression of the inward transformation that takes place when we receive Jesus Christ into our lives through faith (Romans 6:4). If you’re a follower of Jesus and have never been baptized, we encourage you to take this public step of faith; demonstrating your allegiance to Jesus, and letting others be encouraged by the work God has done in your life.
All those who profess faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior should be baptized (Acts 2:37-38). In other words, all believers (Acts 10:47), and only believers, should be baptized. Otherwise, you’re saying something outwardly that’s not true inwardly. This is the precedent we see in the Bible (Acts 2:41, 8:12, 10:47, 18:8).
Since the word for baptize in the New Testament means “to dip under,” and the examples in Scripture indicate immersion (Mark 1:10; John 3:23; Acts 8:38), we believe, when given the choice, that you should be baptized by immersion.
You'll give a brief testimony of your life before Christ, how you came to Christ, and how He has changed you. You don’t have to be a polished public speaker; just overflowing with the love of God, and a desire to glorify Him.
You’re immersed—you’re laid back under the water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We rejoice and celebrate with you!
Pick up a Baptism Packet at the Welcome Center during Sunday services, or keep scrolling to access our Baptism Packet digitally.
Once you've worked through your Baptism Packet, return your Baptism Application and Study Guide to the church office. You can also submit these items online using the Digital Baptism Packet below.
Once your Baptism Application and Study Guide have been received and reviewed, a member of our pastoral staff will contact you to discuss your testimony and any questions you may have.
Pray that God will be glorified in your baptism.
Set aside any fears you may have, ask God to help you, and publicly proclaim your allegiance to Christ.
To ensure proper understanding of the meaning behind baptism, 5th–8th grade students are required to take the Student Baptism Class prior to being baptized. This class is typically held a week and a half prior to the baptism services.
Watch "The Story," a 6-minute video overview of the Gospel and our need for redemption.
Read the four steps to peace with God to discover the love God has for you, and the salvation He offers.
Watch "Baptism: Questions & Answers," a message by Pastor Rob.
The Baptism Study Guide should be prayerfully walked through and completed as you prepare your heart for baptism. Please use the link below to complete and submit your study guide electronically. If you desire to submit a hard copy, please download the PDF version below, or pick up a hard copy at the Welcome Center during Sunday services. Your study guide will be returned to you following your baptism. Review any questions you have throughout the study with your baptizing pastor during your one-on-one.
Download and read the guidelines regarding the preparation of your personal testimony, as well as what to expect during the baptism process.
The Baptism Application is where you will provide your Personal Information, as well as your Personal Testimony. Please use the link below to complete and submit your application electronically. If you desire to submit a hard copy, please download the PDF version below, or pick up a hard copy at the Welcome Center during Sunday services.
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