Water Baptism


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us... 

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 11:00 a.m.

For our next water baptism Service!

 

 

What is the SIGNIFICANCE of

WATER Baptism?

 

It illustrates Christ's burial and resurrection.
"Christ died for our sins... He was buried... and He rose again." --I Corinthians 15:3-4

"For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism you were also raised with Christ." --Colossians. 2:12

It illustrates my new life as a Christian. 

"When someone becomes a Christian he becomes a brand new person inside. The old life has passed away and a new life has begun!" --2 Corinthians. 5:17

"By our baptism then, we were buried with Him and shared His death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead... so also we may live a new life!" --Romans 6:4

Baptism doesnīt make you a believer - it shows that you already believe. Baptism does not "save" you, only your faith in Christ does that. Baptism is like a wedding ring - itīs the outward symbol of the commitment you make in your heart.

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith... it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast." --Ephesians 2:8,9

What SHOULD I EXPECT WHEN i AM 

WATER BaptiZED?

 

What Should I Wear?

Women should wear shorts and a top or a one piece swimsuit, with a t-shirt.  Men should wear shorts or long swimming trunks and a  t-shirt.  Also, bring a change of clothes, a towel, and a plastic bag for your wet clothes.

Will I Have to Say Anything?

At the beginning of the service, there will be a brief explanation of the meaning of baptism. You will wait in the water for your turn to be baptized. Then the Minister will introduce you and you will be asked: "Do you believe that Jesus, the Christ, the Son of God is risen from the dead and have you made him the Lord of your life?"  You will reply yes (if you believe this, and we trust that you do since you want to be water baptized),  After this, you will be briefly lowered just under the water, and then you can leave the water, dry off, and watch the others. Later you will receive your baptism certificate.

We encourage you to invite all your relatives and friends to attend your baptism!

Can My Family and Friends Be baptized Together?

Yes! If each person understands fully the meaning of baptism, and each one has personally placed his/her trust in Christ for salvation, we encourage families to be baptized at the same time. It is a wonderful expression of commitment.

However, it is important to remember that baptism is a personal statement of faith, not a family or group tradition. It is usually not wise to delay your baptism while waiting on others to join you. This puts an undue pressure on them, and delays your obedience.

HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR
WATER Baptism?
 Simply complete the form below, and someone will contact you about being baptized.

 

Water Baptism Form
Name:
EMail:
Phone:
Please list the names of the people in your family that will be baptized besides you.