Baptism is an important step of obedience that shows others we have personally trusted Jesus for our salvation and have decided to follow Him. Jesus was baptized when He was on the earth, and we do this to follow His example. 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.

We believe that water baptism is a public declaration of three important things: you are a follower of Jesus Christ, you are beginning a changed life in Christ, and you are part of a new family, God's family. While baptism is commanded, the act of baptism does not save anyone. We are justified by God’s grace and through faith alone.

Matthew 28:19; Matthew 3, Mark 1:5-11; Acts 2:38-41, 16:25-34; Romans 6:1-7; Col 2:11-12

See below for video resources on speaking to your children about baptism. We encourage you to read Matthew 3 (Jesus's baptism), Romans 6:1-7 (sin's power is broken), and Col 2:11-12 (new life in Christ) together as a family. Talk through the passages and the above information on baptism.

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Baptism is an outward expression of what you have already decided in your heart. If you are ready to make that public declaration or have questions about being baptized, we'd love to speak to you! Let us know by filling out the form below.