Baptism FAQs

Baptism symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It also illustrates the beginning of a believer’s new life as a Christian.

Romans 6:4;   Colossians 2:12-13

Baptism is a symbolic gesture of being one with Christ. It is an outward identification that signals that a person now belongs to Jesus Christ.

In His “great commission” to the disciples and to the church, Jesus commanded that that people be baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).

Acts 2:38;  Acts 2:41

Baptism takes place as soon as one believes. Don't delay because you feel you're not “good enough".

Acts 8:35-38;   2 Corinthians 5:21

The word baptize means to dip or immerse under water. By going completely under the water it best symbolizes the scriptural meaning of baptism, which is the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus was baptized that way and Grace follows the example of our Lord.  It should also be noted that all baptisms in the bible were by immersion. 

Matthew 3:16Acts 8:38-39

If each person trusts in Jesus Christ, family baptism is encouraged. However, it is not necessary to wait for others. Each person must put their individual trust in Jesus and decide to follow Him as a personal commitment.

Children are encouraged to wait until they are old enough to make a personal and public confession of their faith.  

Acts 16:31-33


Welcome to the faith.  Your decision to follow Christ is the most important one you'll make. We are available to encourage you as you walk in the way.