HAVE YOU DECIDED?
On March 4 and 5, join hundreds of other believers as they publicly display their belief in Christ. If you've decided to follow Jesus, water baptism is your next step.
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Baptism is a powerful and necessary step of every believer. When you are water baptized, you publicly identify yourself with Christ as His follower. It is an acknowledgment to the world that you have decided to follow Jesus. 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. When we go into the baptism waters, it symbolizes death to sin and self, and as we come up out of the water, it symbolizes being raised up a new person in Christ. Jesus made His confession of faith public by being water baptized when He was on the earth, and we do this to follow His example and His command. Water baptism is a step of obedience and the covenant seal of our relationship with Christ.
Verses that discuss water baptism: Matthew 3:13-17, Matthew 28:18-20, Romans 6:3-4, Romans 10:9, 1 Corinthians 6:11, Acts 2:41, Acts 8:36-39, Acts 10:47-48, Acts 16:30-33, Acts 22:16, Galatians 3:27, Colossians 2:12
The only qualification for water baptism is to believe and confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that He died for your sins, and that He was resurrected, conquering death for you. Baptism is a symbol of the salvation that has already taken place in your life.
questions & facts
Why be baptized?
Water baptism demonstrates our decision to follow Jesus' example and to obey His command. As Christians, Jesus instructed us to be baptized.
As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased." —Matthew 3:16–17
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." —Matthew 28:18–20
Should I be baptized again?
If you were baptized as a baby, before you personally accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, or before you truly understood the meaning of baptism, we encourage you to be baptized again as a reflection of your own desire and commitment to Jesus.
Can my child be baptized?
Children must be old enough to believe and express their own decision to follow Jesus before being water baptized. This is a conversation for parents to have with their children before a decision is made. We invite you to speak with our Children's Ministry about taking this next step.
What should I wear?
Please come prepared wearing dark, loose-fitting clothing (no skirts or dresses). You will receive a special I Have Decided T-shirt that you can keep. Please wear this T-shirt during your baptism!
What should I bring?
Please bring a towel, water shoes, and a change of clothing. Every person being baptized should have their own bag of supplies, as you may be changing in separate restrooms.
Should I come early?
Yes! You will need to check in and attend a pre-service meeting. You will be receiving important information and instructions during this meeting, so please be on time. Each pre-service meeting will begin 30 minutes prior to the start of service. Please give yourself time to check in before your meeting.
Where do I check in?
Check in at the Our Church room next to the café. Our Dream Team will be there to greet you.
Where is the pre-service meeting?
The pre-service meeting will be held in the Our Church room next to the café. Each pre-service meeting will begin 30 minutes prior to the start of service. Check in is required, so please come early.