If you haven’t yet been baptized as a believer in Christ, we encourage you to do so. Water baptism is a public, outward testimony that indicates a personal, inward faith. Baptism does not save us. We can only be saved by faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ. But when you put your faith in Christ, your next step is to make a public statement of that faith by getting baptized.
Baptism gives evidence of the inner change that occurs when you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. “The old life is gone; a new life has begun.” - 2 Corinthians 5:17
Baptism is an act of obedience. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and of the Holy Spirit.” - Matthew 28:19
At Grace Church, we practice full immersion baptism, which symbolizes the death and resurrection that Jesus went through for us.
What does baptism signify?
You are publicly identifying with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
You have turned from your old life of sin and God has given you new life in Jesus.
You are publicly proclaiming your relationship with Jesus.
What will happen at my baptism?
Water baptism happens during our worship service. You’ll have a few minutes to change and get ready. Then you’ll meet a pastor at the baptismal at the front of the worship center. (We will have someone to help you in and out of the tub.) When you enter the baptismal, the pastor will ask you if you have made Jesus Christ the Lord of your life. We will baptize you by briefly lowering you just under the water, and then you can leave the baptismal and dry off.
What should I wear?
Wear the t-shirt we will provide. Wear pants, shorts or leggings that are modest and dark in color, and that you won’t mind getting wet. You can be barefoot or wear aqua sandals.
What should I bring?
Bring a towel, a plastic bag for your wet clothing, and dry clothes to change into after your baptism. We have towels here if you don’t bring your own.
Who can I invite?
Family and friends are welcome! For those who are not local but still would like to celebrate with you, we provide livestreaming services so they can join in!
Can my family be baptized together?
Yes! If each family member understands the meaning of baptism, you can be baptized together (each person one at a time.)
Can we take pictures or video?
Absolutely. Please tag Grace Church in your social media posts.