What Does It Mean To Be Baptized?

What does it mean to be baptized? Summarized in one word, identification. Baptism speaks primarily of a personal and public identification with Jesus Christ through: (1) Christ’s death, (2) burial and (3) resurrection. Through it, we confess publicly we now belong to Christ. It symbolizes our death with Christ and our resurrection by God as a new creation in Christ (Romans 6:3-4). Now that you know what it means, is it necessary for salvation?

Is Baptism Necessary to Be Saved?

Your salvation is not dependent upon being baptized. However, it is a clear command of the Lord Christ (John 3:13 | Matthew 28:19 | Acts 2:28). A truly converted person will long to be baptized in order to be faithful to Christ and His teachings.

How We Baptize

We believe Scripture teaches baptism by water immersion (Mark 1:5,10 | John 3:23 | Romans 6:3-4 | Colossians 2:12) and it is our preferred method; baptism by sprinkling is available upon request. Regardless of the form, it is done in public as a full acknowledgement and testimony to others in the community of the acceptance by the person to be baptized and the Grace of God bestowed on them. 

Now that you have decided to get baptized, when can you do it?

Schedule Your Baptism Now

You have now made the decision to be baptized, so when can you do it? Check out our Upcoming Events page or call our church office for details about our next scheduled baptism opportunity.  You can also sign up here.

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