We are so excited that you are interested in being baptized! We believe that baptism is a big step in your spiritual journey, representing the internal change that the Lord has done in and through your life at the time of salvation. Please complete this application if you are interested in getting baptized! Once we all agree that baptism is the right step, you will submit a written testimony that will be shared on stage at the time of your baptism. Personal testimonies are such a powerful part of the baptism night and we want to help you share your story in a powerful way. We are excited to be a part of this journey! Please don’t hesitate to ask any of our leadership team if you have any questions about the baptism process!
Next Baptism: April 28th 2019 - Ham Wilson Arena - 8:45AM, 11:15AM & 5PM
(All baptism forms will be submitted for April 28th Baptism)
Through the baptism of Jesus, we have a few points that we believe about what it means to be baptized:
“Let it be so now. It is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness…” as soon as Jesus was baptized he went up out of the water.
The Bible tells us in 1 John 2:6
“Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.”
Jesus exemplified what baptism meant; he spoke it to be righteous, and he was fully immersed into the water. Our immersion within the water is the representation of not only what Jesus did by being immersed, but also that all of our old life has died and now we are raised with Christ. We believe that because we are saved by grace through faith, so when we have declared Jesus as our Lord and Savior, the old person who once was captivated by sin, has now died and new life has been resurrected in Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 2:4-6; 2 Corinthians 5:17
“and a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”
Even before Jesus’ ministry started, His Father declared His love over Him. The same goes for us! Jesus’ baptism was a public declaration of His allegiance to the Father, however he didn’t need to do anything to be loved by the Father. Baptism is not a work you do to gain love, it is a recognition that you know you are already so loved.
John 17:21-23; 1 John 4:10-12
“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.”
No, you probably will not be led into some wilderness after you are baptized, but we as a church want to help you know that life does not necessarily get easier after you’ve made such a huge decision. Often this is when you need community with others, encouragement, and commitment to the Lord the most. Therefore, we encourage you to be committed to a community group and serve the community because this is how we all grow – allowing the Lord the pen to tell the rest of our story.
John 16:33; Hebrews 10:22-25
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”