What does the Bible say about baptism and how should we respond?
We believe the New Testament teaches followers of Jesus Christ to be baptized. If you check out Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus instructs us that the mission of the church is to be baptizing new followers as a part of his mission. In fact, baptism is often called an “ordinance” of the church because Jesus “ordered” us to be baptized as a sign to the world that he is our Savior and Lord.
Baptism is a sign. It does not gain us favor or make us right in God’s eyes, but like a sign, points to the One who has won God’s favor. Those who have faith in Jesus will want to tell the world about this life-changing faith as Jesus instructed. Baptism’s sign is one of death, burial, and resurrection.
While we respect other baptismal practices, we practice “believer’s baptism.” Those we baptize have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ. This often takes place in our Middle or High School years but can take place at any point in one’s life after they have trusted Jesus.
Join us June 11 from 9:15-11am to find out more!