Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
When someone comes to know and love Jesus, the way they publicly testify to the reality of their salvation is through baptism. Baptism doesn’t save us; only Jesus does. Baptism is simply the means by which we affirm our identification with Jesus. We go under the water to symbolize our death to our old life. We come up out of the water to symbolize that we’ve been risen with Christ and empowered (by His Spirit) to walk in newness of life. Put simply, baptism is an outward sign of an inward change. It’s an act of obedience to the Lord after salvation. It’s a public declaration of our association (with Jesus and with His Church).
If you know and love Jesus, and you’ve not yet been baptized, we’d encourage you to fill out a welcome card indicating your interest in baptism, and we’ll make sure to follow it up from there. We’d love to talk to you about this crucial aspect of your relationship with Christ.