Water baptisms are held during most First Wednesday services and other special services.
"But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the Kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ they were baptized, both men and women . . ." (Acts 8:12)
We rejoice with you as you prepare to make an outward declaration of faith of what has already been performed within you.
Verses that discuss water baptism: Hebrews 6:1-2, Matthew 3:13-17, Acts 2:41, Acts 10:48, Acts 16:30-33, Acts 22:16, Acts 8:36-39, Romans 6:3-4, , Galatians 3:27, Matthew 28:19, Colossians 2:12, 1 Corinthians 6:11
The word Baptism means "immersion."
Four kinds of baptism are in the New Testament:
- Baptism of Repentance - Baptism of John
- Baptism into Christ
- Baptism in Water
- Baptism in the Holy Ghost
Baptism in Water
Water baptism is an outward sign of an inward working. It is displaying our immersion into Christ. Water baptism is your opportunity to "publicly" identify with the "public" redemption Jesus purchased for you.
To be a candidate for water baptism, you must believe and confess Jesus.
Children must be old enough to believe and confess their faith before being water baptized.
Here are some details about the day of your baptism that should help to answer a few of your questions.
Should I come early?
Yes. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to service time for instruction, which will typically be held in the south mall way.
Should I sit anywhere special?
Yes, the ushers will direct you. We will reserve seats for you and your family.
What should I wear?
Anything dark and non-clingy. No skirts. No low-cut tops or blouses; no sheer fabrics, no white. Keep in mind that you will be seen by the congregation in wet clothes; you will need to take special precautions to be dressed appropriately.
Do I need anything else?
We provide towels and hair dryers. You will want to bring a change of clothes.