What is Baptism?

Baptism is an outward expression and celebration of the decision you made when you entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ. Baptism symbolizes the transformation that took place in your heart at the time of salvation, while publicly announcing Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. It represents sharing in Christ’s death and resurrection, being washed clean and being forgiven of your sins.
Because Jesus instructed us to be baptized, Baptism is an act of obedience. While it is not necessary for salvation, it demonstrates submission to God.

Who should be Baptized?

Baptism is for those who have committed their lives to Christ. If you have accepted His gift of salvation and committed your life to following Him, then you should be baptized.

What does the Bible say about Baptism?

  • Baptism is the means by which someone is identified as a follower of Christ. (Matthew 28:19-20)
  • Baptism is the act through which we formally become members of the Body of Christ. (I Corinthians 12:13)
  • Baptism by immersion identifies us with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. It represents our death to self and sin, and our resurrection to new life in Him.
    (Romans 6:1-11)
  • The water of Baptism represents the washing away of our sins as well as the cleansing of our hearts and lives before God. (Acts 22:16)

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Frequently Asked Questions

If I was baptized in another church, do I need to be baptized again?

No. As long as your Baptism was a Christian Baptism, you do not need to be baptized again.

Can my child be baptized? 

Parents or guardians interested in baptizing a child should contact Pastor Matthew, our Communications Pastor or Pastor Cassie, our Children’s Pastor. They would really enjoy the opportunity to talk with you and your child about Baptism. They can be reached at (810) 679-3881.

If I was baptized as a child, do I need to be baptized again?

No, your Baptism as a child doesn’t expire. However, when someone is baptized as an infant, the responsibility of following and growing in Christ lies with the infant’s parents. Therefore, many people who were baptized as an infant desire to be baptized again as an adult in order to publicly profess their own faith as well as their personal decision and commitment to follow Christ.

What should I wear?

For modesty purposes, both men and women should wear dark colored T-shirts and shorts or pants. Please choose wisely and consider how your outfit will look on you once it is wet. Again, we stress modesty in your choice of clothing. Please also bring a towel and change of clothes.

What if I have more questions?

If you have any further questions or would like to talk with a pastor, please contact the church office at (810) 679-3881 or on our contact form.