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What is baptism?

As you read the New Testament, you will find Baptism mentioned often. Whether it’s Jesus being baptized himself at the start of his ministry (Matthew 3:13-17) or his command to baptize those who believe in him (Matt. 28:19- 20; Acts 2:38-41). Baptism is a celebration and is an outward representation of the internal work God is doing in us. Baptism publicly declares that we have been transformed through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a declaration of confession and repentance of sin (2 Corinthians 5:17). 


Baptism symbolizes and models the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus (Romans 6:1-9, Colossians 2:11-15). When someone goes into the water it symbolizes being buried with Christ in his death. When they rise out of the water, it illustrates that we have been raised to life in Christ Jesus. We practice full immersion baptism, which means you will be completely covered by water. We use this approach to baptism because it is how Jesus was baptized (Matthew 3:16), it best symbolizes his burial and resurrection, and the word used in the New Testament “baptizo” literally translates to “immerse under water”.

If you desire to be baptized, there are two easy ways for you to let us know! You can speak to one of our pastors or staff members, or you click on the link below!

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