If you are considering taking the next step in baptism, learn about what baptism means to us and why it is a great next step.
We practice what is called, Believer's Baptism. Water Baptism is a one-time act of a follower of Jesus Christ. (See Acts 2:41) Baptism is a beginning point not an end goal. We encourage baptism as one of the first acts of discipleship. It's never too soon. If you haven't been baptized yet, it's never too late.
The Biblical pattern is that baptism is for believers. (Acts 2:38-41, Acts 8:12, Acts 16:31-33) We baptize upon a person's "profession of faith". This means that it is your declaration of Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord, that we acknowledge your faith and obedience to Him in discipleship. A believer is someone who has put their faith in Jesus Christ alone for forgiveness of sin and new life.
The Bible tells us of a number of aspects to baptism.
While baptism is not required for our salvation (We are saved by grace) there a some very important reasons for being baptized.
Immersion is the only form of baptism mentioned in the New Testament.
After giving your life to Christ, one of the most important decisions you can make is to go public for Jesus by being baptized in water.
Baptism is an outward sign of an inward commitment that you made when you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Baptism is not about being perfect, but rather, making a life-long commitment to grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ.
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