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Water Baptism

Believe and be baptized!

Jesus said, "Believe and be baptized." According to the Bible, that's what His followers did.

Getting baptized is a great way to celebrate your new life and share it with others in a public declaration of your decision to live for Jesus. It's an outward sign of an inner change. We’re so glad you're ready to take a step of obedience in your walk with Jesus by getting water baptized!

Ready?
Watch the video below and start the process

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Watch the video and let
us know you did.

 

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Fill out the application and register for an upcoming service.

 

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Tell us your Faith Story.

Skip this step, if you know you already filled one out. Elementary kids don't have to do this step.

FAQ

  • Face masks are required for participants before they enter the water and then again after they exit the water.
  • The pastor baptizing is required to the face mask the entire time.
  • Physical distancing will be practiced.
  • The baptismal water will be chlorinated. 

Prayerfully consider what you’ll be doing and experiencing. Ask the Lord to speak to your heart as you make this outward demonstration of your inward commitment to Christ.

Read Matthew 28:19 and Luke 10:19–20.

  1. Bring a towel, a plastic bag for wet clothes, necessary toiletries, tennis shoes (optional), and a change of clothes to be baptized in (undergarments and dark-colored, appropriate shorts that won’t ride up when you come out of the water—no jean cutoffs). You will receive an “I Have Decided” T-shirt to wear on the day of your baptism. You may go barefoot or wear tennis shoes.
  2. Wear your normal church clothes to service. You’ll change before you’re baptized. Remember to remove your watch and anything else that could be damaged by the water.
  3. Meet in room 112 (behind the Sanctuary) 30 minutes before the service you’ll be baptized in. You'll get your t-shirt. We’ll go over last-minute details, pray, go into the Sanctuary together, and sit as a group.

This is what the Bible says . . .

Acts 8:12–13 But when they believed Philip as he preached good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. Even Simon himself believed, and after being baptized he continued with Philip. And seeing signs and great miracles performed, he was amazed.

Mark 16:16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved.

Acts 2:41 So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.

Acts 2:38 Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

Further study: Acts 18:8, 8:12, 8:35–39, 9:11–18, 10:43,48, 16:13–15, 16:30–33

This is what the Bible says . . .

Matthew 3:16–17 And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

Matthew 28:18–19 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

Luke 3:21–22 Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”

Further study: Mark 1:9–11, John 4:1–2

This is what the Bible says . . .

Romans 6:3–4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

Colossians 2:12 Having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Further study: Acts 8:39, Romans 6:1–13, Galatians 3:27, Colossians 2:8–12