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?
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?