2nd Sunday of the Month
Once you've decided to follow Christ, it’s time to let the world know about your new journey!
Getting baptized is a public declaration of your faith. This symbolic act of Water Baptism tells those around you that the sins of your past have been washed clean and you are showing the world that you are living your life for Jesus Christ. Going under water represents your old life, and as you come out of the water, it represents your brand new life with Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 2:38-39).
WHO SHOULD GET BAPTIZED?
Anyone who has made the decision to follow Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior is commanded in scripture to be baptized.
WHY SHOULD I GET BAPTIZED?
Actions speak louder than words. Being baptized is a symbolic action that boldly
declares, “I worship and serve Jesus Christ!” It is also an act of obedience to God.
CAN I STILL GO TO HEAVEN IF I DON’T GET BAPTIZED?
Absolutely. Confessing your sins to God and proclaiming Jesus as your Lord and Savior
are what get you into Heaven. Baptism is the next step in your Christian faith.
Getting baptized is like wearing a wedding ring – it’s the outside symbol of the
commitment you made in your heart. (Romans 10:9)
WHERE IS WATER BAPTISM FOUND IN THE BIBLE?
As his name implies, John the Baptist went about calling people to repentance and baptizing them in order to prepare the way for the coming of Jesus Christ. We see in Mark 1 and Matthew 3 that Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River by John before he ever began His ministry. Later in Acts 8:26-39, we read an account of Philip baptizing a man that the Spirit of God had led him to speak to. These are just a few examples of the many recorded in scripture as instruction, encouragement and command for baptism.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
Please wear clothes that are dark colored and loose. We suggest dark pants and a loose, dark t-shirt. We will also provide you with a free "I Have Decited" t-shirt.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Plastic bag (for wet clothes), dry towel, complete change of clothes & undergarments.
DO I HAVE TO BE FULLY IMMERSED UNDERWATER?
Yes. Colossians 2:12 states that baptism symbolizes our being buried with Christ, dying in the flesh (going underwater) and then being raised with Him as we are born again in spirit (coming up out of the water).
DO YOU PERFORM INFANT BAPTISMS?
We do not baptize infants as scripture makes it clear that baptism is to follow salvation. We do however, practice baby dedication as seen in Luke chapter 2 when Jesus was presented back to God at the temple. We host periodic classes to prepare parents for baby dedication. Please contact us for further details.