What is Baptism and Why Should I be Baptized? 

  • Baptism is your chance to show others that you have trusted Christ and are now following Him. It's a chance to celebrate this decision.

  • It is a picture for people to see what happened when you became a Christ follower. When you go under the water, it is a picture of being dead. Before we have Jesus, our lives (or souls) are dead. When you come up out of the water, it is a picture of being raised to life. When you become a Christ follower, God forgives you and gives you a brand new life. (See Romans 6:4)

  • Baptism is also a reminder of how Jesus died and was raised to life 3 days later for us.

  • Jesus set an example for us and was baptized himself. (Matthew 3:13-17)

  • Jesus asked every Christ follower to be baptized. (Matthew 28:19-20)

  • Baptism DOES NOT make you a Christ follower. It is a celebration of what has already happened in your life.

  • If you have placed your faith in Jesus Christ as your savior, then you are ready to be baptized!

What can I expect at my baptism?