What is Baptism?
We believe baptism represents a special time in the life of the believer and in the church. Baptism is a sacramental work of the Holy Spirit that is an outward sign of an inward change in the life of a follower of Jesus. In baptism, we identify with the death and resurrection of Jesus. When a person is baptized, they are committing to die to themselves and their sinful desires in order to put on their new life in Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Baptism is also a special moment in the life of the church. Together, we remember our baptism and recommit to die to ourselves daily. We are also witnesses to a special moment for those in our church who are being baptized. Much like witnesses at a wedding, we are committing to love, to pray for, and to hold accountable those we are welcoming into the church family.
If you are interested in learning more about baptism or signing up to be baptized, fill out the form below and a pastor will contact you.
What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.