“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

—Matthew 28:19

“Baptism” comes from the Greek work baptízō, which means “to submerge, dip under, immerse.” So put simply, baptism is immersing an individual in water and raising them up again from it.

 What Is Baptism?

When Christians are baptized, they fulfill the command of Jesus (Matt. 28:19–20), are submerged in water to identify with the death of Jesus, and rise out of the water to identify with his resurrection (Rom. 6:1–10; Col. 2:12).

 This identification with the death, burial, and resurrection through baptism testifies to the fact that we believe in faith that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, rose three days later, and now is alive and Lord over all of creation.

 Who Should Be Baptized?

If you’ve made a commitment to Jesus, we encourage you to follow Jesus’ command to be baptized as a public profession of your faith in him.  If you haven’t made a commitment to Jesus, you can learn more about him, say a prayer to invite him into your life, and to talk with a Christian friend or a church leader about it. We then invite you to be baptized to make public confession of your faith.

 What’s Next?

We consider it a privilege to walk with you as you take this next step on your spiritual journey.