WHY BE BAPTIZED?
One might ask why a person should be baptized. What is its purpose? Why be baptized at all? Among others, three reasons are clear:
Baptism is how a person is to express his or her faith in Christ. No other expression (for example, raising one’s hand in a service, or walking forward at an invitation) is commanded by Christ.
Jesus commanded it. (Matthew 28:18-20)
Baptism shows others that you are a follower of Jesus. (Acts 18:8)
When you are baptized, you are openly identifying with God’s people. The local church then has the responsibility of including you into their fellowship for the purpose of protection, instruction, growth and service.
IS BAPTISM FOR ME?
"He then brought them out and asked, 'Men, what must I do to be saved?' They replied, 'Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved'"...then immediately he and all his family were baptized. (Acts 16:30-31)
The only qualification for being baptized is for a person to believe that Jesus Christ died for his or her sins as the Savior and was raised from the dead as the Lord. If you do, then baptism is for you! In the New Testament times, baptism always followed believing in Christ. There is no record of any people claiming to be Christians who had not been baptized, nor any who were baptized before they accepted Christ personally. (Acts 2:38, 2:41, 8:12-13, 16:14-15, 16:31-33, 18:8).
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING BAPTIZED?
Baptisms are scheduled periodically throughout the year. If you are interested in being baptized, please fill out the form below and we will provide you with more information.