While Jesus never asked His disciples to remember His birth, He did instruct them to remember His death and resurrection. He gave the church two visible symbols (we call them ordinances). These two ordinances are: Baptism and Communion. 

Why should I be baptized?

Why should I be baptized?

  1. To follow the example set by Jesus. (Mark 1:9)
  2. Because Christ commanded it. (Matt. 28:19-20)
  3. It demonstrates that I really am a believer. (Acts 18:8; 1 John 2:3)

What is the meaning of baptism?

What is the meaning of baptism?

  1. It symbolizes Christ’s death and resurrection. (I Cor. 15:3-4: Col. 2:12)
  2. It illustrates new life as a Christian. (II Cor. 5:17; Rom. 6:4)

Baptism does not save you; only your faith in Christ Jesus does that. Baptism is like a wedding ring – it’s the outward symbol of the commitment you made in your heart. It’s an act of obedience.

Why be baptized by immersion?

Why be baptized by immersion?

  1. Because Jesus was baptized that way. (Matthew 3:13-17)
  2. Because Jesus commanded it. (Matthew 28:18-20)
  3. Because every baptism in the Scriptures was by immersion. (Acts 2:37-41, 8:12-13, 8:38-39)

The word “baptize” means “to plunge or to immerse beneath water.” Greek word is “baptizo”. It best symbolizes a burial and resurrection.

Who should be baptized?

Who should be baptized?

Every person who has accepted Christ according to Acts 2:41; Acts 8:12-13.

It is a membership requirement that every member must have been baptized the way Jesus demonstrated. We refer to this as being “scripturally baptized” which is to be baptized by immersion as a symbolic act after public profession of faith and trust in Jesus as Lord and Savior.

When should I be baptized?

When should I be baptized?

As soon as you have believed and understood! (Acts 2:41; Acts 8:35-38)

We do ask that children speak with one of our ministerial staff before they are baptized. This helps our children have a firm grasp on the meaning and importance of baptism.