What is baptism?

Baptism is the act of a BELIEVING Christian who wants to publicly confess their personal commitment to Jesus Christ. It is the symbolic WASHING AWAY of one’s old, sinful past and the RISING again to LIFE, God’s way. The act of baptism can be defined as an outward expression of an inward decision.


What does baptism mean?

Baptism illustrates Jesus’ BURIAL and RESURRECTION.

“Christ died for our sins … He was buried … and He rose again.” 1 Corinthians 15:3-4


Baptism illustrates NEW LIFE as a Christian.

“By our baptism then, we were buried with Him and shared His death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead… so also we may live a NEW LIFE.” Romans 6:4


Baptism does not make you a Christian. It is a demonstration that you already believe. It is important to understand that baptism does not “save” you. You are “saved” only by your faith in Jesus.


Why do we get baptized?

To follow the example set by CHRIST (Mark 1:9) & because Christ COMMANDED it. (Matthew 28:19-20)


When is a good time to get baptized?

As soon as you BELIEVE! THERE IS NO REASON TO DELAY! As soon as you have decided to trust Christ with your life, you can and should be baptized. If you’re waiting until you’re perfect, you’ll never be ready.

“Those who believe … were baptized … that day!” Acts 8:35-38


What do I do when my child starts asking about baptism?

Twice a year our Children’s Pastor hosts a baptism class for kids and their parents. This will give kids an overview of baptism and parents will receive a devotional packet they can go through together as a family. Interested in being part of the next baptism class? Fill out the form below!

What steps do I need to take to be baptized?
  • Use the form below to indicate your desire to be baptized. Teens and adults can meet directly with a pastoral staff member and kids will be encouraged to attend the bi-yearly baptism class.
  • Attend a one-on-one meeting with a Pastoral Staff member to share your salvation experience and a little about why you want to be baptized.
  • Set up a date for the baptism.