Baptism is one of the most significant spiritual markers in the life of a believer. Our elders, pastors, and baptism team pledge to walk with you as you develop your faith in Jesus. Baptism is a memorable experience and the beginning of a life of faith. By clicking on the "I am interested in being baptized" button, we will partner you with a believer to talk with you about the why, how and when of the baptism experience in a little more depth.
Why should I be baptized?
Jesus was baptized and we follow His example. The Bible calls believers to be baptized and in several places in the New Testament describes this as a special act of dying to the former way of life and being born again to a new way of life. The Bible reminds us that it's not the act of baptism itself that saves us, but only the blood of Jesus Christ and God's amazing grace. Baptism is a step of obedience for followers of Jesus.
When can I be baptized?
A person may be baptized when they have accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior. We encourage each person to have conversations with a pastor or discipleship friend. These conversations may occur in small groups or in one-on-one settings. Bring your questions to these conversations. The content of these conversations often include:
- Understanding salvation, baptism and your new identity as a follower of Jesus Christ
- What is your personal faith story? How can you share it?
- Next steps toward developing your faith
The Baptism Celebration Weekends are planned throughout the year following a worship service. We can also plan baptisms at other times and locations as desired.
How will baptism happen?
You may have a baptized believer baptize you - staff, elders, parent or friend. If needed, we will coach the person doing the baptism. You are welcome to wear a swimsuit under a new t-shirt we will provide or darker colored shorts and shirts. We will provide towels to dry off and a plastic tote bag for your wet clothes. If you don't bring clothes for baptism, we've got you covered (literally) with shorts and t-shirts available in the dressing area near the baptistry.