BAPTISM

"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..."

(Matthew 28:19)

What is baptism?

Baptism is a kind of ceremony in which a person who has received Jesus as their Savior wants to publicly proclaim to others, "I love Jesus and I'm not afraid to let others know where I stand." Simply put, it's an outward profession of where your heart is with Jesus Christ.


Why do we think baptism is Important?

  • We love Jesus. And because we know He has our best interest in mind, we genuinely believe the things He asks us to do. Jesus asked us to be baptized, therefore, we think it's important.
  • It tells other people the story of what God has done in our lives, and it also tells the story of Jesus and His resurrection from the dead.
  • In a way, it is a kind of "adoption ceremony" as it shows others we are children of God.


Who is baptism for?

  • Anyone who loves Jesus Christ and has committed their life to following Him.
  • Anyone who has made a decision to follow Jesus and would like to proclaim this to thier friends, family, and church family.
  • Someone ready to be "sold out" for God.


What if I was baptized as an infant by my parents? Does this negate my infant baptism?

Not at all. This baptism - what we call believer's baptism - is totally different in nature than an infant baptism. An infant is baptized primarily as a dedication to God by mom and dad, but it involves no personal knowledge or decision on the part of the child. If you were baptized as an infant, celebrate that your parents loved you so much that they wanted others to know they were going to strive to raise you to follow Jesus. We believe believer's baptism is the biblical expression in response to a person's decision to become God's child through Jesus Christ.