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Congratulations! If you’ve arrived at this page it is because you are interested in following Jesus in believer’s baptism. At the bottom of the page you will see a button for the Baptism Worksheet. This worksheet will help you share your profession of faith.

Baptism Explained

It’s important you know what you’re doing. Baptism does’t save, it’s not simply a religious experience or initiation ritual. Baptism is an act whereby someone declares publically their faith in Jesus and identifies with Christ and the local Church. It’s like putting on the uniform or jersey and saying, “I’m on the team!”

Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior and the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to his faith in the final resurrection of the dead. Being a church ordinance, it is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership and to the Lord's Supper.

The word for baptize in Greek is baptizo, which means "to dip, plunge, submerge, or immerse." Baptism in the New Testament was related to the ministry of both John the Baptist and of Jesus. John's baptism was symbolic of one's repentance from sin and of willingness to participate in the kingdom of God (Matt. 3:6-8; Luke 3:3-16).

Jesus submitted to John's baptism (Matt. 3:16) to set an example for His followers, and to dedicate Himself publicly to His redemptive ministry. In so doing Jesus symbolized His death, burial, and resurrection.

Baptism translates baptisma, the meaning in the act of baptism, namely, a symbol of what Jesus did to save us - death, burial, and resurrection - and what He does in the believer - death to the old life, its burial, and resurrection to a new life in Christ.

Are you a Christian? Are you ready to go public with your faith? If so, fill out the worksheet below and we will begin to prepare for you to take this step of obedience to Jesus, our Savior.