Baptism is the outward expression of an inward change. It is the
immersion of a believer in water as an act of obedience, symbolizing to
the world the believer’s faith in Jesus Christ. It's the next step after
Baptism doesn’t save a person; it’s a symbol
and celebration of salvation (1 Peter 3:21). The power that brought
Jesus back to life is the same power Jesus uses to change our lives –
and that’s worth getting excited about!
No. The Bible is clear that we are saved by faith alone. Jesus' death alone paid for our sins (Romans 5:8; 2
Corinthians 5:21). Jesus' payment for our sins is appropriated to our
“account” by faith alone (John 3:16; Acts 16:31; Ephesians 2:8-9).
Therefore, baptism is an important step of obedience after salvation but
cannot be a requirement for salvation.
Jesus instructs us
to be baptized and set the example by being baptized (Matthew 28:19-20,
Mark 1:9). Obedience to Jesus shows we believe and follow Him (1 John
2:3). Because Jesus went public about His love for us, we can go public
about our love for Him. Being baptized shows that we turn away from a
life of sin toward Jesus, the only one who can change us (Acts 2:38-41).3. IS
For everyone who decides to follow Jesus, baptism is the next
step. Anyone who commits his or her life to following Jesus is ready to
be baptized (Acts 8:12).
Most people wear a t-shirt and shorts under the baptism robe. Make sure to bring a change of clothes. We have towels.
typically offer baptisms once a month during the Sunday evening worship
service. Just check-in with one of our pastors 15-20 minutes prior to
the service begins.