When you have asked Jesus Christ to give you new life and want to follow Him, it’s time for you to get baptized. Baptism is doing what Jesus did: going into the water and being immersed in the water. Here are some keys to help you understand your baptism:
It illustrates Christs burial and resurrection.
“Christ died for our sins … He was buried … and He rose again.”
—1 Corinthians 15:3–4
“For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism you were also raised with Christ.”
It illustrates your new life as a Christian.
“By our baptism then, we were buried with Him and shared His death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead … so also we may live a new life!”
Now that you have faith in Jesus Christ, baptism is a step of obedience. It is God’s way for you to make a public witness to your friends and family that you now belong in God’s family forever. It shows them the life and love God has for you and gives them an opportunity to receive it as well.
Inform one of the pastors or another leader of the church of your desire to be baptized.
Meet with one of the pastors to prepare for baptism by walking through the scriptures describing the meaning of baptism.
Put the next baptism date on your calendar!
Watch the church calendar to see when the next baptism is planned. They are offered 3 or 4 times each year, or as needed.
Invite friends and family to be a part of the great event.