Who should be baptized?
Every follower of Jesus. Scripture reveals the pattern of someone coming to faith and then being baptized. You should be baptized if you have put your hope and trust in Jesus. We do not have an age limit on baptism. We trust that you best understand the heart of your child and if they have embraced Jesus.
How good do I have to be to get baptized?
Baptism is not for people with perfect lives. Baptism is the starting line of faith, not the finish line of perfection. Therefore, if you’ve experienced the grace and forgiveness of God, through Jesus, baptism is for you. Don’t wait to get better before going public with what God has already done for you in Jesus!
Do I need to be baptized to be saved and accepted by God?
No. Scripture makes it clear that salvation is found in God’s grace, through faith in Jesus. There is nothing we can do to save ourselves, it is a gift from God that we receive. However, we are commanded to be baptized and it is an important part of belonging to a faith family and going public with our faith.
Why do people get dunked?
First of all, it is cool. Secondly, when we fully immerse someone in water it helps us identify with Jesus’s story. Finally, full submersion reminds us of full cleansing and new birth found in Jesus. It also follows patterns found in Scripture. After all, the word “baptism” means immersion. Other methods are valid and good, but this is why we have chosen to “dunk” people.
Can I be baptized if I was baptized as a baby?
Your infant baptism is an important and meaningful part of your faith journey. Your parents were asking God to apply His grace and blessing to you. The fact that you are seeking God in this way, reveals that God has been at work in your life. Therefore, you do not need to be baptized again. However, some people desire to be baptized again following personally putting their trust in Jesus, as a way to proclaim their faith. If you are interested in showing that you’ve made that decision, you are encouraged to go public through baptism.
Baptism gatherings are the highlight of the year as we celebrate together! If you are interested in being baptized or would like more information please sign up below.