“Then Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.’ . . . Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them” (Acts 2:38-41).
What is Baptism
Baptism symbolizes confession of faith in Christ, adoption into the family of God, and commission for service. It is the beginning of your life-long walk with the Lord. As you begin your walk with the Lord, the Spirit of Truth will lead your life in good paths and teach you His ways from this moment you live in Christ, and Christ lives in you.
“Baptism is a most solemn renunciation of the world. Those who are baptized in the threefold name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, at the very entrance of their Christian life, declare publicly that they have forsaken the service of Satan and have become members of the royal family, children of the heavenly King. They have obeyed the command: ‘Come out from among them, and be ye separate, . . . and touch not the unclean thing.’ And to them is fulfilled the promise: ‘I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.’ 2 Corinthians 6:17, 18.”—6T 91.
Prior to Your Baptism
Our pastors will instruct you in the fundamental Biblical truths so you will enter the Church on a sound spiritual basis. While there is no stated age for baptism, it is recommended that very young children who express a desire to be baptized should be encouraged and entered into an instruction program that may lead to baptism.
What to Expect
We rejoice with your family, friends, the angels in heaven, and our Lord Jesus Christ as you commit your life to God. Baptisms are usually performed on the 3rd Sabbath of every month. Special effort is taken to accommodate the requests of the family, so please be sure to let the office know.
Prior to being baptized you will publicly accept the Biblical truths presented in your Bible study. In your baptism you will be completely submerged into the water. This is called baptism by immersion and follows the example of how John the Baptist baptized Jesus.
What do I do?
If you are interested in being baptized, please contact the church office. A member of the church staff will follow up with you to take the next steps.