Jesus introduced water baptism in connection with His Great Commission in Matthew 28. He said that people who accepted Jesus as Savior should be baptized. We believe Jesus meant this to be a permanent practice which is why we practice it often during our worship service.
We are excited to tell you more about baptism. Maybe you have a few questions about what it means to be baptized. Here are a few frequently asked questions.
Jesus introduced water baptism in connection with His Great Commission in Matthew 28. He said that people who accepted Jesus as Savior should be baptized. This is why we believe baptism is a outward expression of your love for Jesus.
We believe in full submersion, just as Jesus was. Full submersion represents Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection. In our lives, it represents our sinfulness and old way of life, and being raised out of the water to a new life in Jesus.
When should I be baptized?
Baptism is the next step after accepting Jesus as Savior. By following him in baptism, you will show others you are obedient to him, and you will fall further in love with him.
Do you baptize children?
We believe that you must make a decision to follow Christ before you are baptized. As parents, we can and should do all we can to point our children to Jesus. Once a child is old enough to make the decision for themselves to become a Christian, and then make the decision to be baptized, they are ready.
How often do I need to be baptized?
Once you have made a decision to follow Christ and then are baptized, there is no need to be baptized again.
Abbie recently stepped forward in water baptism and told everyone about her love for Jesus.