Our Church family practices believer's baptism by immersion.
Baptism is a wonderful and important step for followers of Jesus.
Why Do We Baptize?
As believers in Christ, we practice baptism for three main reasons:
1. To follow the example of Jesus. (Mark 1:9)
2. To obey Jesus’ commandment. (Matt. 28:19)
3. To publicly declare that a person is a believer. (Acts 2:38)
What Is Baptism?
“Baptism” comes from the Greek word baptízō, which means “to submerge, dip under, immerse.” Put simply, baptism is immersing an individual in water and raising them up again from it. Biblically-speaking, baptism signifies the following:
1. Baptism portrays the death and resurrection of Christ. (Rom. 6:3-4)
2. Baptism demonstrates a person’s union with Christ in his death and resurrection. (1 Cor. 12:13, Col. 2:12)
3. Baptism proclaims cleansing from sin. (Acts 22:16, 1 Pet. 3:21, Heb. 10:22)
4. Baptism symbolizes deliverance from judgment. (1 Pet. 3:20-21)
If you would like to learn more about baptism, please talk to one of our pastors in-person for more information on your next steps and our next baptism service.