Baptism declares to the world you’ve trusted Jesus, joined God’s family, and made a commitment to follow Jesus, heart and soul. It’s pretty special!
Baptism is an important step of obedience that shows others we have personally trusted Jesus for our salvation. Jesus was baptized when He was on the earth, and we do this to follow His example. 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.
What Is Baptism?
We believe that water baptism is a public declaration of three important things: you are a follower of Jesus Christ, you are beginning a changed life in Christ, and you are part of a new family. No one is saved through baptism. Salvation is received through Christ alone. Baptism is an outward symbol of the inward transformation that has taken place in your life.
We believe all children belong to the Lord. However, once your child reaches an age of reason and understanding, we believe it is imperative for him or her to have a sound understanding of salvation and baptism. To help you decide if your child is ready to be baptized, we have put together this brief guide for you and your child to review together.