What exactly is baptism?

It’s pretty simple! During one of our baptism services, you quickly get dunked underwater in  a small baptism pool we set up in the auditorium, and in front of your friends and neighbors!

What does baptism symbolize?

The act of getting dunked under water is a picture of Jesus’s burial after taking the deadly punishment of our disobedience to God for us. The act of being lifted from the water is a picture of Jesus rising from the dead. Romans 6:4 puts it this way: “By our baptism then, we were buried with Him and shared His death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead […], we also may live a new life!”

Who should get baptized?

In Matthew 28: 19 &20, Jesus commanded his disciples to baptize other disciples in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. “Disciples” is just a fancy word used to describe anyone who has chosen to turn from their disobedience toward God and selfishness toward fellow man, and follow Christ. So basically, according to scripture, anyone who has decided to follow Christ should then get baptized.

How do I go “all in” with God anyway?

First, it is important to recognize that to go “all in” with God means recognizing that our relationship with God is broken because we have, at some point in our life, disobeyed Him or been selfish toward someone else. But God did not want us to have to be separated from Him forever. So he sent His son Jesus, who had never disobeyed a commandment or been selfish, to take our punishments for us. He was killed and then rose from death to life. Now all you have to do to have a relationship with God is choose to accept His gift of redemption and forgiveness, and follow the ways of Jesus. Ephesians 2:8-9 says “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

What is the significance of baptism?

Baptism is to your faith like a wedding ring is to a marriage. Wearing a wedding ring is not what makes you married, but it IS a public statement to the world that lets people know ABOUT your marriage status. In the same way, baptism is a way of letting everyone know you have already decided to be “all in” with God.

Okay, I have decided to go “all in” with God and would like to be baptized. What now?

Let us know you’re interested in getting baptized through the form below, and your location pastor will reach out to you 1-3 weeks prior to the next baptism weekend!

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Have questions?

Please do not hesitate to call one of our pastors at (781) 297-2970.