Everything you need to know about Baptism!
1. Who Should Be Baptized? The Bible teaches that every Believer in Christ should be baptized. A Believer is someone who has realized that their sin separated them from God. They have given up all efforts to reach God through good works or religious activity. They have concluded that Jesus Christ’s death on the cross for their sins is the only thing that can bridge the gap between them and God. A Believer is someone who has decided to trust Christ alone for their salvation. (Acts 2:41; 8:12-13)
2. When can I get baptized? We offer Baptism Celebration Services, which take place on Sundays, four times per year. Please sign up, and we will contact you with the date of the next Baptism service.
3. How is it done? While modifications are sometimes made to accommodate people with physical limitations, we baptize by immersion because that is the mode we see displayed in the Bible. Immersion means the Believer is placed under the water representing their old life of sin is gone and they are lifted up out of the water to display that the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead has given them new life too. (Matthew 3:16, Acts 8:38-39, Romans 6:1-11)
4. Is there an age requirement? Yes. Our age requirement for baptism is ten years old. Students ten and up who want to be baptized will be contacted by Family Ministry staff. This will give us the opportunity to ensure their understanding of salvation and baptism. For children under the age of 10, we want to give them adequate time to grow in their understanding of the faith, so they can fully appreciate the importance of their decision to be baptized. While we don’t baptize young children, we do have Baby Dedication ceremonies three times per year to pray a special blessing over young children and their parents. To sign up for Baby Dedication, please check out our Events Calendar.
5. How can I help my student prepare for baptism? Emphasize the importance of regular participation in children’s and student’s ministry. Make prayer and Bible reading part of your family routine. Also, model your own faith to them by regularly attending church services, reading your Bible, praying, and showing a genuine love for others.
6. Day of Baptism You will be invited to a special class to go over the final details and to be sure you have all the info you need. You will be giving clear instructions on what to expect before, during, and after the service ends for you and your family.
7. What do I need to do now? Just register using the form and we take it from there.