We love baptism. In some of his last words before leaving earth, Jesus commanded us to make disciples and baptize them, so that's exactly what we do. If you've recently met Jesus, or haven't been baptized since meeting Jesus, we'd encourage you to be baptized at one of our Baptism Gatherings.
What we believe about baptism:
- Baptism is a visual and symbolic demonstration of a person's union with Christ in the likeness of His death and resurrection (Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12).
- It signifies that a person’s former way of life has been put to death and vividly depicts a person's release from the mastery of sin.
- The pattern in scripture is that people are baptized after they come to a knowledge and understanding of salvation in Jesus (Acts 2:41; Acts 8:12; Acts 8:13). Because of that, we want to be as sure as we can that a person actually has a relationship with Jesus and understands the gospel theologically and personally before they're baptized.
- Baptism should be celebrated. When a person comes up out of the water, we clap, yell, and rejoice because we're celebrating a person crossing from death into life.
If you or your child are in Kidtown or Student Groups, you must email the Kids and Families Director Laura Jones or the Student Groups pastor Landon Thompson before submitting your Baptism Application. They will contact you to reach out about your next steps before getting Baptized.
If you have questions about being baptized, feel free to contact us.