Baptism

Baptism

Baptism is the Biblical method of publicly professing one’s faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord.  Baptism in water was commanded by Jesus (Matthew 28:19) and practiced by Jesus and His disciples (Matthew 3:13-15; Acts 2:41).

The word “baptize” is a Greek word (the language of the original New Testament) that means to dip or immerse.  We immerse (baptize) in a pool just behind the choir loft in our sanctuary, under the cross.  Baptism follows the acceptance and commitment of Christ as Savior, as a testimony of the new life (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4).

We customarily baptize during a scheduled worship service. The service usually includes baptism and concludes with the Lord’s Supper.  We supply a white robe and towels.   The one baptized dries off, dresses, and joins the worship service afterward.  (If there are special circumstances that do not allow water immersion or using church facilities, we will accommodate, per request.)