The Importance of Baptism

When a sinner, by grace, through faith, comes to genuinely believe in Jesus Christ as his or her Lord and Savior (Eph. 2:8-9), they undergo a spiritual baptism by Christ into an inseparable unity with the person of God the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 12:13; 2 Cor. 1:21-22).

Consistent with the Bible, our church practices the physical baptism of believers by immersion in water, recognizing that baptism is one of two ordinances (prescribed practices) which Jesus Christ has instituted and established for His Church. While baptism is not required or a prerequisite to salvation, water baptism is an act of commitment and obedience to God, physically symbolizing the immersion in the Holy Spirit, publicly identifying with God the Son as your Lord and Savior, and proclaiming that you will lead your life as a follower of Christ. (Mt. 28:19; Acts 2:38Rom. 6:3-8)

For those who have a desire to be baptized, we offer a class (2 to 3 sessions) to discuss the Biblical significance of baptism and the Biblical model for baptism, and upon completion we hold a baptism service.