Baptism is a public demonstration of your belief that Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection has made it possible for you to be forgiven of all your sins and reconnected to God. Baptism is for believers and is by immersion.
“We are therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” – Romans 6:4
How it works
Baptisms are usually held on the 3rd Sunday of every month during services.
Invite anyone and everyone you would like to witness your baptism. You are actually honoring God by inviting family and friends to see all God is doing in your life.
What about child baptism?
We do not baptize infants or children as it is our general practice to wait until your child truly has taken the steps toward adulthood (puberty) where they begin to make decisions on their own. As they grow in maturity in life, they will also grow in maturity of faith. It is this mature and personal ownership of their faith that makes baptism so much more meaningful to them and to those around them.
We do however encourage parents to have each of their children dedicated which is a public declaration of their intent to be Godly parents. Dedications are held throughout year.
Why be baptized?
To follow the example set by Jesus.
“At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.” – Mark 1:9
Because Jesus commanded it.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” – Matthew 28:19-20
It demonstrates belief in action.
“Many who heard him believed and were baptized.” – Acts 18:8
It illustrates what saves us.
“Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” – Romans 6:3-4
Key scriptures to read: Acts 22:16, Acts 2:38, 1 Peter 3:21, Galatians 3:26-27
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