After someone makes a decision to receive Jesus into their lives as their Lord and starts a personal relationship with Him, God’s Word tells us to “go public” with our faith and be baptized. If you are ready to learn more about baptism and taking this next step in your faith, check out the info below.
The first step of faith for anyone who believes in Jesus.
What is Baptism?
Baptism is meant to a be an outward symbol of what God has done inside your heart. As each person gets lowered down into the water, it firstly symbolizes Jesus’ own burial and then His rising from the dead. However, baptisms also symbolizes how new believers have died to their old ways, and that they are now burying that old self under water and coming up a new person. And not only that, but that Jesus washed away their sins completely. And now, through their faith, they have risen up completely clean in His eyes.
Although baptism is an incredibly important symbol, it isn’t what saves you. Your faith in Jesus saves you. Baptism is like the “wedding ring” of the Christian faith. Putting the wedding ring on isn’t the thing that changes your status from single to married, but it’s the symbol that you are indeed married. Baptism is similar to that. It’s an outward symbol that you have had your sins washed away by Jesus and have risen up a new person!
Who Can Get Baptized?
We encourage those who have become believers in Jesus to be baptized as soon as possible. There is no reason to wait! Baptism isn’t something you need to be “good enough.” In fact, it is a symbol of the fact you are not good enough (none of us are), but Jesus died for you anyway! If you’ve been a believer for a number of years and have not yet been baptized, don’t put it off any longer. Sign up today!
Note: If a child is interested in being baptized, we do require that they be at least in 6th grade. To learn more about why we require this, listen to the first few minutes of Pastor David’s message using the button below.
How Do I Sign Up?
Fill out the sign-up form below and we will contact you about getting baptized! The first step is to attend a short 20-minute meeting on a Sunday where we will give you more info on how the day of your baptism will work. Once you sign-up, we will contact you with your meeting day and time. If you have any questions about the informational meeting or baptism in general, please email Pastor Josh Pollard.