GO PUBLIC WITH YOUR FAITH
WHAT IS BAPTISM?
Baptism is a public demonstration of your faith in Jesus Christ.
It's Like a Wedding Ring
A wedding ring doesn't make you married, but is an outward symbol of a decision you have made. The same is true of baptism. Baptism doesn't save you, but is an outward symbol of your salvation.
We have dedicated services throughout the year to celebrate together the public baptisms of people in our congregation. Some share their testimonies as well! It is a great Sunday to see what Jesus is doing.
It's Full Immersion
Just like Jesus went down into death, and came up to life - full immersion baptism is the best representation what Jesus did for us. It demonstrations us dying to our old self, and rising in life with Christ.
It's After Conversion
We practice baptism whereby people are able to consent and understand its significance - have crossed the line of faith. We do not baptize babies or young children, but we do offer child dedications.
Why Get Baptized?
Because Christ COMMANDS it.
“Go out and train everyone you meet in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day, right to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
It demonstrates that you are a BELIEVER.
“...many of the people who heard Him believed and were baptized.” Acts 18:8
“We know that we have come to know Him, if we obey His commands.” 1 John 2:3
It demonstrates that you Identify with OTHER BELIEVERS.
“Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.” Acts 2:41
Inspire others by sharing your:
Salvation Story (how you came to know about Jesus and commit yourself to Him)
Prayer Evangelism Story (how God used you to introduce someone else to Jesus)
Testimony Today Story (something that God has recently done in you that has changed everything).