“Buried in the likeness of his death raised to walk in newness of life”
Baptism is an important step of obedience that shows others we have personally trusted Jesus for our salvation. When Christians are baptized, they are submerged under water to identify with the death and burial of Jesus and raised out of the water to identify with His Resurrection. This identification with the death, burial, and resurrection through baptism testifies to the fact that we believe in faith that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, rose three days later, and now is alive and Lord over all of creation.
Colossians 2:12 “having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through your faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.”
WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF BAPTISM?
Water Baptism is a public declaration of three very important things:
- You are a follower of Jesus Christ.
Acts 2:41 “Those who accepted his message were baptized”
- You are beginning a changed life in Christ.
Roman 6:4 “We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the death through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.”
- You are part of a new family.
Galatians 3:26-27 “So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.”
I HAVE ALREADY BEEN BAPTIZED. SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED AGAIN?
Your baptism should signify a personal discussion of you becoming a follower of Jesus, beginning a changed life, and uniting with a new family. If your baptism did not reflect this change of life, then you should be baptized again.
CAN MY CHILD BE BAPTIZED?
We will baptize anyone who personally understands what baptism symbolizes and wants to make that a personal public declaration. We encourage parents to partner with our Children’s Ministry to guide you children through these decisions of faith. Remember, water baptism does not save -that is done by a personally trusting (inviting Jesus in into your heart) Jesus.
ARE YOU READY TO BE BAPTIZED?
Please take a moment and fill out the following form. Please return it to your Service Coordinator or Sandy Soccorsi at the church office.
Tell us your story! Please take a few minutes and compose a short testimony of your story. We love hearing how God is impacting our church! (We will be sharing this short testimony at your Baptism)