Why Be Baptized?
We should follow Christ’s example
Jesus himself was baptized. He was not a sinner, yet he humbled himself in obedience to identify with us and provide an example to follow. “At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.” Mark 1:9
Christ commanded it
Water baptism is an act of faith and obedience to the commands of Christ. “If you love me, you will obey what I command.” John 14:15; James 2:17-18
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
You are a believer
Baptism declares that you are a follower of Jesus Christ. It is a public confession of your faith in, and commitment to, Jesus Christ. It is the next step after salvation through repentance and faith and is an important foundation for the Christian life.
Our next Water Baptism will be Sunday, March 19th, 2023. There will be a Water Baptism Orientation at 9:15 AM where one of our staff will speak with you and answer any of your questions regarding baptism. Be sure to bring a towel and change of clothing with you to the Orientation. Water Baptism always takes place during the 10:30 AM worship service. All those who will be baptized must attend the Water Baptism Orientation. You may re-enter the sanctuary to sit with family and friends after you are baptized in water. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Julie Barrineau at firstname.lastname@example.org or 229-377-8746.