Baptism is a sacrament of the church wherein those who believe in Jesus make a public profession of their faith and testify to the spiritual reality of dying and raising with Christ. It is an external act instituted by Jesus Christ to testify to an internal reality. Paul writes in Romans 6:3-4,
"Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life."
When we descend into the waters for baptism, we are identifying with Christ in his death. As we are raised from the water we are identifying with him in his life. We encourage all those who repent of their sins and place their trust in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins to be baptized as an act of obedience.
As a church, we believe the Bible teaches baptism as an ordinance for those who trust in Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Although infants are a gift from the Lord that we want to steward well, we do not baptize infants. Click on these articles to assist you in determining your child's readiness for water baptism:
Baptism Profile - if you are interested, please complete this form and submit to the Office.
For information regarding Baptism, please contact the church office at 407-740-0561 or firstname.lastname@example.org.