Interested in being baptized?
Jesus gave His followers the command to “make disciples,” and one of the key components of that disciple-making process was the “baptizing” of those disciples.
Our next Believer Baptism is Sunday, September 2 during the 10:00 a.m. service.
Jesus paved the way for us by being baptized Himself. The Bible teaches us in Romans 6 that baptism is a picture of what happened to Jesus. As a person is immersed into the water, a person is identifying with the death of Jesus, and acknowledging that Jesus paid the debt for his or her sin. When the person comes out of the water, it is a symbolic representation of Jesus’ resurrection. By being baptized a person is saying, I have already placed my personal faith in Jesus Christ. I have repented of my sin, received the forgiveness of God which Jesus provided in His death. I am also by faith claiming the gift of eternal life, which Jesus provided by His resurrection from the dead.
Baptism is a powerful picture of what Jesus did for us on the cross and through an empty tomb! It is a public witness of something that has already transpired in one’s heart. By being baptized a person is telling all family and friends and the world of his or her allegiance to Jesus Christ.
Water baptism does not make a person a Christian. It simply declares that a person has already become a Christian. Water baptism is not a requirement of salvation, but it is an important act of obedience and submission.