Baptism is a symbol of something greater than just the physical action of being submerged in water. It is meant to show and declare to the world that you love and trust in Jesus, and have put your hope in Him for salvation & redemption. It shows that you’ve decided to join God’s family and that you’ve made a commitment to follow Jesus; heart, mind, and soul. If you’ve never been baptized after salvation, it’s certainly your next step!
What is the meaning and significance of baptism?
A Move From Death to Life:
Baptism is a symbol of Christ’s burial and resurrection. Our entrance into the water during baptism identifies us with Christ’s death on the cross, His burial in the tomb, and His resurrection from the dead.
“Going under the water was a burial of your old life; coming up out of it was a resurrection, God raising you from the dead as he did Christ. When you were stuck in your old sin-dead life, you were incapable of responding to God. God brought you alive—right along with Christ! Think of it! All sins forgiven, the slate wiped clean, that old arrest warrant canceled and nailed to Christ’s cross.” Colossians 2:12-14 MSG
A Brand New Life:
It is a symbol of your new life as a Christian. We bury the ‘old life’ and we rise to walk in a ‘new life’. Baptism is like a wedding ring, it is the outward symbol of the commitment you made in your heart, a commitment that has to be followed through and lived out on a daily basis.
When and Where:
We do baptisms annually at our church picnic in August, but if you would like to be baptized at another time, just call our office at 724-424-7262, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or talk with Pastor Doug directly.