Water Baptism

Water baptism is the outward expression of an inward decision to put your faith in Jesus —
and the first biblical step after Salvation. If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, we encourage you to take your next step in being water baptized. Make it a celebration by inviting friends and family to celebrate with you.

We can’t wait to champion you, your story, and all that God has done in your life.

NOVEMBER 5, 2023

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1. Why water baptism? 

We want to follow the example set by Jesus. We see this in the books of Matthew, Mark and Luke. And its what He’s asked us to do as an outward and visible sign of an inward and invisible grace we have received from Him.

2. It’s a demonstration of a changed life.
In 2 Corinthians 5.17, the writer says, “If anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation; the old has passed away, and see, the new has come!” It symbolizes the burial of your old life and coming up as a new person, leaving the past behind and beginning a fresh start.

3. It declares your commitment publicly.
Water baptism is a public declaration of a private decision. We like to call it the wedding band of Christianity – letting people know that you are taken by Christ and no longer yours, but His.

The Bible says, “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven. (Matthew 10.32-33)  It is also important to note, water baptism doesn’t save you, receiving the grace of Jesus and repenting (turning from) your old way of life does.

4. How we baptize:

First, our requirement for water baptism – confessing Jesus as Lord and Savior. Second, water baptism is by full immersion – it is the way Jesus was baptized and the way the Bible describes. And third, we baptize in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in Jesus Name. 

Matthew 28:19 says, "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, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you."

Acts 2:38 - "Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.  And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."

“Going under the water was a burial of your old life; coming up out of it was a resurrection, God raising you from the dead as he did Christ. When you were stuck in your old sin-dead life, you were incapable of responding to God. God brought you alive—right along with Christ! Think of it! All sins forgiven, the slate wiped clean, that old arrest warrant canceled and nailed to Christ’s cross.”

Colossians 2:12-14 MSG