BAPTISM

Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water.  We first find it described in the New Testament in Matthew 3:5-6 and similar accounts in the other gospels. In these texts, baptism is an outward sign of repentance and new life in JesusAfter Jesus’ resurrection, the meaning of baptism was more fully explained as a symbol of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.  Jesus lived the perfect life that we could not live, died the wrath-absorbing death that we deserved to die, and gave us the gift of a right standing before God that we could not earn through our own works.  Baptism in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is an outward symbol of our identification with Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. It’s an outward expression of the death of who we were and the new life and new hope we have in Jesus. 
 
There is no message more powerful than a changed life, and that is exactly what baptism is meant to embody–a life transformed by Jesus.   If you are a follower of Jesus and you have never been baptized, we would be honored to help you take this important step of faith.