Deciding to Follow Jesus
One of Jesus' commands was for His followers to be water baptized. Jesus Himself was baptized by John the Baptist as He started His earthly ministry. Come follow Him in His footsteps as you publicly proclaim your faith in Jesus!
Who should be baptized? Anyone (and everyone!) who has made the decision to follow Jesus and accept the free gift of salvation he offers.
When does someone get baptized? Scripture talks about being baptized after a person repents (turns from sin) and receives salvation. There's no timeline and certainly no expiration date on when to be baptized. The most important part is that it's based on your decision to follow Jesus.
Why choose to be baptized? Being baptized is an act of faith and obedience. Baptism doesn't make you any more saved; it's a public expression of your newfound faith. It's identifying with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, symbolizing the promise that the old is gone and the new is here.
How do I get baptized? We have baptisms several times a year, in the baptistery tank in our building. It is a full-immersion experience, where you go fully under the water, just like we read in scripture. It's a time of celebration and we'd love to be a part of it!
For scripture references regarding baptism see: Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:37-39; Romans 6:4-5: Matthew 3:13-17