Why we baptize
Jesus instructed us to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). Baptism is a step that a follower of Christ can take to declare that they have decided to follow Jesus. Baptism is not necessary for salvation, but it is a powerful symbolic act of obedience. The act of being immersed in the water and rising from it illustrates the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. It also reminds us of the transformation that comes to the person who follows Jesus, as the old us is buried and we rise to live a new life with Jesus as Lord (Romans 6:4)
How do I get baptized?
The only requirement for baptism is that you have made a decision to follow Jesus as Savior and Lord. We can schedule your baptism at almost any worship service, and we would love to find a time that would allow you to invite some important people in your life to experience the step of faith you are taking. To request baptism, you can come forward to speak with the pastor during the response time at the end of a worship service, or you can contact the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org) to speak with one of our ministers.