Baptism

Baptisms happen regularly during our Sunday services. If you have questions about baptism, check the FAQ below. If you want to sign up to be baptized, fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch.

FAQ

Why be baptized?

What does baptism mean?

How are we to be baptized?

“…then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. When they came up out of the water…” Acts 8:38-39

Who should be baptized?

We do not baptize children until they are old enough to understand and believe. Some churches practice a “baptism of confirmation” for children. This ceremony is intended to be a covenant between the parents and God on the behalf of the child. The parents promise to raise their child in the faith until the child is old enough to make his own personal confession of Christ. This custom began about 300 years after the Bible was completed.

When are we to be baptized?

What about being baptized Twice?
Our church recommends that you be baptized again if you have not been baptized by immersion since you became a believer. It doesn’t devalue a prior experience but simply reflects your desire to be baptized in the same way Jesus demonstrated and commanded us to follow.

Can a family be baptized together?
Yes! If each family member understands fully the meaning of baptism, and each one has personally placed his/her trust in Christ for salvation, we encourage families to be baptized at the same time. It is a wonderful expression of commitment.

However, it is important to remember that baptism is a personal statement of faith, not a family or group tradition. It is usually not wise to delay your baptism while waiting on others to join you. This puts an undue pressure on them, and delays your obedience.

Will I have to say anything?
Nope. Your public statement is the act of baptism itself. We are so happy that you desire to follow Jesus’ example in baptism. Many people like yourself have been baptized in pools, lakes and the ocean over thousands of years.

We encourage you to invite all your relatives and friends to attend your baptism.