Baptism

What is Water Baptism?

Water baptism is an outward sign of your faith in Jesus Christ and you decision to follow Him the rest of your life. Baptism is a picture of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. In baptism, we unite ourselves with Jesus, as described in Romans 6. We symbolically bury our sinful lives in the water. This demonstrates we are entirely forgiven and sin’s power over us is defeated. Coming up out of the water is a picture of our new life living with Jesus in obedience to God. 

We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. Romans 6:4-5

Why should I be baptized?

There are several reasons, but the most important is because Jesus was baptized and wants us to baptize others. In Matthew 3:16, we learn that Jesus Himself was baptized before He started His ministry on earth. If the Son of God pursued baptism, so should we. Later, Jesus told us in Matthew 28:19-20 that He wants us to go and make disciples of all nations. We are to baptize those disciples and teach them to obey God's commands.

Another reason is that if you’ve decided to follow Jesus, you want people to know. Making the decision to become a follower of Christ is the best decision you’ll ever make. When you make a life-changing decision like this, you want to tell everyone about the new hope you’ve found in Jesus! Our faith should be personal, but not private. Baptism is about going public with your faith.

Baptism Class Schedule

Baptism classes will be held on the following Sundays at 12:30 PM in room 1009. 

October 10

Please submit the form to the right to register for the next class.