Baptism is an outward expression of what you have already decided in your heart. It is an important step of obedience that shows others we have personally trusted Jesus for our salvation. When Christians are baptized, they are submerged under water to identify with the death and burial of Jesus and raised out of the water to identify with His resurrection.
Why be baptized?
Jesus was baptized when He was on the earth, and we do this to follow His example. Water baptism is a public declaration of three very important things:
1. You are a follower of Jesus Christ.
“Those who accepted his message were baptized.” Acts 2:41
2. You are beginning a changed life in Christ.
“We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” Romans 6:4
3. You are part of a new family.
“So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.” Galatians 3:26–27
I HAVE ALREADY BEEN BAPTIZED. SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED AGAIN?
Your baptism should have signified you becoming a follower of Jesus, beginning a changed life, and uniting with a new family. If your baptism did not reflect this change of life, then you should be baptized again.
CAN MY CHILD BE BAPTIZED?
We will baptize anyone over age 7 who understands what baptism symbolizes and wants to make that personal public declaration. We encourage any parents to partner with Faith Family Kids and Faith Family Youth to guide your children through these decisions of faith. If your child is not old enough for water baptism, we encourage you to participate in the next Faith Family Baby Dedication, which is a decision of the parents to commit their children to The Lord.
My Next Step Is Baptism
Baptism is a powerful next step. Here is what you need to do to be baptized:
SUBMIT THE BAPTISM REGISTRATION
Fill out & submit the Baptism Registration.
MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND THE NEXT BAPTISM SERVICE
Don’t worry about what to bring for water baptism. Our team is prepared to help you every step of the way.
INVITE FAMILY & FRIENDS
Water baptism is a time of celebration and public declaration of new life in Christ. Bring your friends and family with you so you can celebrate together.
Visit the Next Steps page to find your next step.