Baptism Sunday

Let's celebrate new life together!

December 8, 2019

*What is Baptism? Baptism is an outward celebration of an inward commitment to Christ. By going under the water and coming out, it symbolizes 1) the 'washing' away of our sins and 2) the promise of a resurrected and eternal life after death. Jesus commanded us to be baptized to celebrate our new life! (Matthew 28:19) *What actually happens during Baptism service? One by one, each participant enters the baptismal which is full of water. The Pastor will: 1) announce the participant's name to everyone in attendance, 2) instruct the participant to plug their nose with one hand, 3) lean the participant backward into the water to be fully submerged, 4) bring the participant forward and escort them outside of the baptismal. *Does Baptism save me? Baptism does NOT save you. It is your faith in Jesus' forgiveness and resurrection which saves you (Romans 10:9-10). Baptism is the public celebration of your private commitment to following Jesus in all that you do. *What service can I be baptized? Baptism is available at all three services: 9 am, 10:15 am, and 11:30 am. *Who is eligible for baptism? Any adult, teenager, or child who have committed to accepting forgiveness from Jesus, believing in His resurrection, and committing their life to follow Him is eligible for baptism. *I’ve already been baptized, should I get baptized again? Some of us have been baptized before as infants or children. If we did not truly make that choice ourselves, it is appropriate to be baptized a second time if you have made a newfound commitment to live for Jesus as a teenager or adult. *What happens during baptism Sunday? Once you sign up, our office team will get in touch with you to tell you what you need to bring, wear, and where you check-in. *Who can I invite to my baptism? Everyone! Because baptism is a celebration, make it a party! Invite all your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, volleyball team, etc. Even if they do not believe in Jesus, this is a way for them to see what He has done in your life. Let's pack the place out! *How do I sign-up? Tap or click on the button that says: "Sign-up To Get Baptized" and complete the form and we'll be in touch with you with next steps.