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As you're learning about baptism, it's important to know that one step actually comes first. As the Bible outlines, first we believe, then we are baptized. (See Acts 8:12) In this video, Marty gives helpful insight into what it means to believe and how to navigate this whole process.
Your story matters and has meaning. In this video, Craig will set you up to answer questions that will help you articulate your story as well as to see your story as a narrative centered on Jesus. We are excited for you to be able to share how God has moved in your life!
We don't want you to have any stress going into your baptism day. We want to share what a typical baptism day looks like, including details such as when to show up, where to show up, what to wear, and what to bring. We can't wait to celebrate with you!
No! We believe that baptism is a public declaration of our faith in Jesus. In Ephesians 2:8 we see Paul clearly state, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is not from yourself, it is a gift from God.” Our belief is that you are saved when you confess that Jesus is Lord in your life, and that you put your trust in Him. There is nothing that we can do to save ourselves, but Jesus is the only one who can truly save us. Baptism is the outward expression of this faith.
Our practice is to baptize believers age of 12 and up. We recognize and celebrate that children at very young ages are making their own decisions to accept Jesus as their Savior! We want these decisions to be expressed and celebrated in our church and in your home as they look forward to being baptized. As children grow up physically, mentally and spiritually they will continue to reach greater depths of understanding their saving relationship with Jesus. We feel that waiting until the age of 12 helps create a milestone for them to look forward to and allows them to better understand the significance of their baptism.
Baptism should be a physical symbol of your inward decision to follow Christ as Lord and Savior. If you were baptized before you believed, as an infant, or for a reason other than to mark your personal commitment to Christ, we would encourage you to consider being baptized again. If you have already been baptized after your decision to follow Christ, you do not need to do it a second time.
We understand that you may still have questions about baptism. Feel free to reach out to us with any comments or questions!