Baptism - August 20th
August 20, 2023
We believe that Baptism expresses an identification with Christ's death and resurrection—the old self was crucified with Christ (through the waters of death), and now followers of Jesus have risen with him in “newness of life” (Romans 6:3-11).
When we are baptized, we enter a covenant with God. We promise to take upon ourselves the name of Jesus Christ, always remember Him and keep His commandments, and serve Him to the end. Our Heavenly Father promised us a remission of sins and, through the ordinance of confirmation, the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Baptism gives us three specific gifts: the forgiveness of our sins, faith in our Savior, and eternal life in heaven. God reaches down to us through baptism in a physical way.
Baptism is a public declaration and celebration that you’ve decided to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Just as a wedding is a public display of love and commitment, baptism is a display of trusting your life to Him. It shows the world that your old life has ended and your new life with Him has begun!
"Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."
When you are scheduled for baptism, you will wear a provided baptism t-shirt . You will also need to
bring a change of dry clothes. We will provide fresh dry towels for your use. You will be brought to the baptismal tank with a church leader. The leader will ask you if you have placed your faith in Jesus as your Savior? Once you say yes, they will help you cover your nose and mouth. They will then guide you backward into the water until you are fully submerged and then quickly bring you back up. The water is warm, and the process takes a few seconds.
No. The decision to place your faith in Jesus and accept Him as your Lord and Savior is the only way to heaven. Through our love for Him and our obedience, we follow His direction to be baptized.
No. Baptism is not about joining a church, becoming a member, or signing up for something. It is between you and Jesus.