Baptism is an important step of obedience that follows your repentance and your decision to follow Jesus. It is also a testimony to others that we have personally trusted Jesus for our salvation. When Christians are baptized, they are submerged under water to identify with the death and burial of Jesus and raised out of the water to identify with His resurrection. People often have questions regarding baptism. Please take a few minutes and read the facts and frequently asked questions below.
Why Be Baptized?
In Scripture, baptism is a part of the faith response of those who accept God's gift of salvation and is vitally important to one's acceptance of salvation. It depicts our repentance and identifies us with Christ. Jesus himself was baptized, so that alone should be reason for us to follow suit. (John 3:5; Mark 16:16; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:38)
What is the Significance of Baptism?
Water baptism is a vital part of our response to the salvation we accept. Following repentance those who put their faith in Christ must be baptized. (Acts 2:37-38)
You are a follower of Jesus Christ. Those who accepted his message were baptized. (Acts 2:41)
You are beginning a changed life in Christ. 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. (Romans 6:4)
You are part of a new family. So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. (Galatians 3:26–27)
Are you ready to be Baptized?
** Students younger than 13 will need to talk to the their Ignite Students leader about baptism. Typically, we will not baptize anyone younger than 10.