What a person believes about baptism effects if/how they perform baptism.
Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water to represent their identity immersed in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of scriptural obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior. It signifies a person death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is an outward expression to their inward belief that since Christ resurrected they will too.
Baptism is intended for those who have professed faith in Jesus Christ and can give testimony of doing so. We baptize by immersion because it is not only the original significance of the word but also it best symbolizes the reality to which baptism points—our death and resurrection in Christ.
If you have not been baptized following salvation, we ask you to take this step, which in scripture is shown to be a believer’s initial step in their faith journey. Since we believe that understanding baptism biblically will allow your personal baptism to be an enriching experience we ask that before registering to be baptized (form below) you prepare yourself by reviewing the resources found here on this web page. This can be done:
1. By personal review
2. In a one-one setting (register below)
3. Attending a Baptism Orientation at church (register below)
This will help you uncover the biblical significance of baptism and give you the opportunity to develop your written testimony.
If you would like to learn more about Believer's Baptism, we encourage you to attend the next Baptism Orientation. Before you get baptized, we want you to understand what baptism means and prepare you to experience it at Grace Point. Use the link below to register.