Christian baptism symbolizes death and resurrection buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead (Colossians 2:12). When you are baptized you make a public declaration, in front of witnesses, that you are starting a new life, that you are going in a new direction. Baptism is an outward sign of an inward decision to follow Jesus.
What time should I arrive?
Please, arrive by 5:20 pm, and check in at the Information Counter in the foyer.
What can I expect the night of baptism?
After check-in, beginning promptly at 5:30 pm, you will attend a 20-minute class about baptism. Class location will be provided at check-in. Those being baptized will be seated together, by 6 pm, in the sanctuary. Baptisms will take place on stage during the second song of Praise and Worship. (The service is live-streamed for family and friends to watch.)
Who ministers at Baptism?
One of our Lead Pastors will be teaching you about Water Baptism and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Then one of our Staff Pastors will baptize you and share in your experience.
What do I wear?
For your baptism, you should wear dark clothing. A t-shirt will be provided at the baptism class. Please bring a bath towel and a complete change of clothes.
When do I get my Baptism Certificate?
Certificates will be available the night you are baptized. If you did not get your certificate, or a name correction was needed, you may pick it up at the Information Counter the following morning. We are also happy to mail it to you.