Jesus established water baptism not only as a mandate but also a commitment opportunity for believers when he gave the Great Commission message in Matthew 28:19 and Mark 16:16. Water baptism is far more than a ritual or religious exercise; it’s a public, outward declaration that reflects a personal, inward faith. It associates the believer with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and signifies the believer's death to the old life and his or her resurrection as a new creation in Christ (Romans 6:1–8; Colossians 2:12, 2 Corinthians 5:17). In order to understand the reason for being water baptized, it is important to carefully consider what the Bible says about it.
As we prepare to celebrate this important step, we are holding two Baptism classes prior to the celebration services. The classes will be held on May 28th and June 4th at 10:00 am in room 220, with the Baptism event being held on Sunday, June 11th. During this time, we will discuss some of the basic fundamentals of Baptism, answer any questions or concerns you may have and of course get you ready for what to expect on the day of your special event! We do ask that Children under the age of 12 have a parent or guardian attend the Baptism class with them. It is important to have a good foundation in this ordinance of the church, so taking time open the word of God together will be time well spent.
We encourage you to invite your family and friends to witness and celebrate this special day! Your baptism is an opportunity to let the world know that you have decided to follow Jesus! As you go public with your faith you are declaring your old self is buried and your new self is raised to life!