Water baptism, in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, signifies our adoption into Christ, our cleansing from sin, and our commitment to follow Christ and belong to His church. There are three overwhelming reasons why a believer in Christ should follow Him in baptism.
1. Baptism is an expressed symbol of our identity with Christ and His gospel.
Just like a wedding ring symbolizes marriage in our identity with our spouse, the scriptures teach that baptism symbolizes salvation in our identity with Jesus. Those who believe the gospel of Jesus Christ are to identify with Him through water baptism. Baptism doesn't bring us salvation, it simply symbolizes the gospel in which we have put our faith. Simply put, baptism is an outward expression of an inward decision. Acts 2:41; Romans 6:4, 10:11
2. Baptism is an act of obedience in uniting with Christ's church.
Christ commanded His followers to be baptized, and to join the fellowship of His church. Therefore, our participation in baptism is an act of clear obedience to this command. Matthew 28:19; John 15:14
3. Baptism is a fruit of repentance in following Christ's example for us.
Christ set the example by being baptized by John the Baptist, and He teaches us that a fruit of genuine repentance is following His example. Matthew 3:13; John 8:31
If you are ready to be baptized, contact the church office or speak to one of our counselors/pastors at the conclusion of any worship service. You may also sign up using the form below and someone will be in contact with you to affirm your faith in the gospel and explain the process of baptism.