Christian baptism is an outward symbolic act representing the inward spiritual cleansing from sin that occurs when a person professes faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Baptism is an ordinance of the Lord and should be carried out subsequent to a profession of faith in Him. Our Lord commanded that Christians “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…” Baptism is therefore a matter of obedience, a testimony to the believer’s death to sin and resurrection to a new and Godly way of life. Jesus Himself was baptized, not because of sin, but as an initial public testimony to His complete identification with sinful humanity, culminating in the cross. Because Jesus was baptized publicly, baptism should take place in the context of a believing community where it serves as a joyous expression of personal witness. Immersion is our preferred mode of baptism since the Gospels suggest that Jesus was baptized in this way.
We offer a one-day class (about 1.5 hours in length) that explores the biblical theme of baptism and runs periodically throughout the year. If you believe the Holy Spirit is speaking to you about getting baptized please email us or sign-up HERE for our next Baptism class.
We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.