We believe Baptism is not just a one time event for new believers but that Holy Spirit can use the waters for those seeking to re-dedicate, re-commit or even restore their relationship with God.
When do you have a Baptism Service?
Usually several times a year. These will be announced on a Sunday and on the Website.
What does a Baptism Service look like?
Baptism services are very engaging and life-transforming services. We usually have several "planned" baptisms but the majority of baptisms on the day come from what we call "spontaneous" baptism. This simply means the person or persons haven't come prepared to be baptized but the Holy Spirit has spoken to them to be baptized. So in they go clothes and all! Watch a Baptism Service Here. We also leave room after each Baptism for others to speak into the persons life with encouraging words and scriptures.
Do you have towels for me to use?
Yes we have plenty of towels for those prepared and unprepared.
Does my Baptism get recorded?
Yes it does get recorded online for you to share with family and friends.
Water Baptism - What does it symbolize?
According to the Bible, the symbolism of baptism declares that three things happen to believers who are baptized: (1) they die with Christ to their old self; (2) they rise with Christ to become a new creature; and (3) they are incorporated in their new life with a living community which looks for the coming of the Lord (Romans 6:1-11).
Water Baptism - Many People Ask If It's Required for Salvation
Baptism isn't an act that gets us into heaven - it is faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord that offers that assurance. Baptism (by full immersion as taught in the Bible) is an act of obedience that should be an immediate part of our acceptance of the gift of grace offered by Jesus Christ. But it does not mean that one who truly gives their heart to Jesus on a death bed, in the heat of warfare, or in a crashing airplane, will be kept out of heaven because they failed to be baptized. The thief on the cross next to Jesus didn't have time to be baptized before he died, but he had an opportunity to believe in Jesus and put his trust in Him, and Jesus responded by saying, "Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise" (Luke 23:43).
True faith in Jesus Christ and His work on the cross for our sins is sufficient for salvation. Christ has already done everything. By definition, His grace doesn't require any additional "works" by us. That being said, Jesus Christ commands us to be baptized (Matthew 28:18-20), and therefore, all believers should be baptized. Immediately following Christ's command, the Book of Acts describes the practice of administering baptism to almost every group or individual who believed in the preaching of the Gospel by the apostles (Acts 2:37-41; 8:5-13; 8:35-39; 9:10-18; 10:34-48; 16:13-15; 16:30-33; 18:8; and 19:1-6).
"Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I will be with you always, to the very end of the age'" (Matthew 28:18-20).
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