Our desire is to fulfill the Great Commission put forth by Jesus! Jesus commanded all of his disciples then and now to Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, Baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit!
Many people have heard of Baptism, been baptized, or witnessed someone else get baptized but never really understood what it meant! Well, we want you to have clarity and then get baptized! Here is a Q & A on everything you need to know!
Frequently Asked Questions
What does it mean to be baptized?
One of the great things about baptism is that identifies us with being a follower of Jesus! To be baptized is to publicly declare with other believers that you are a follower of Christ!
What is baptism?
Baptism is the washing with water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It is an act which signifies the washing away of our sins, and the entrance into the new life that Christians have in Christ.
Why does our church baptize people?
The awesome thing about baptism is that Jesus was also baptized! Our church baptizes people because it follows the example of Christ, as well as the command of Christ. Baptism has been practiced by nearly all Christians for thousands of years, since the days of the New Testament.
If I get baptized, will it save me?
It is significant to understand that the act of baptism itself does not save us. We are saved through the finished work of Christ, because we are united to Christ by faith. Salvation occurs the moment a person repents of sin, trusts Christ as savior and decides to follow Christ as Lord, not during baptism. Baptism is instead the appropriate response of a believer to declare their faith. It is a response to faith, not a condition of faith.
How does our church practice baptism?
Although baptism is a core belief for nearly all Christians, different churches practice it in different ways. The practice of our church is to baptize believing adults who have professed their faith in Christ. Children of believers can and should be dedicated to the Lord, but baptism itself is reserved for those who profess. In practicing baptism, we use the method of immersion, where the person being baptized is fully immersed in water.
Should I be baptized?
If you are a Christian and have not been baptized, you should. Every person that identifies as a Christian and has not been baptized should do so as soon as possible. It is as fundamental to the faith of a Christian as a wedding ring is to a marriage.