WHERE YOU GO PUBLIC WITH YOUR FAITH
You may have accepted Christ at The Life Church, or somewhere else, maybe even years ago, but you haven’t been baptized yet. Jesus said, “Believe and be baptized.” So regardless of when or where, if you’ve made a decision to put your faith in Jesus, your next step is baptism.
Your decision to follow Jesus was a very private one — just between you and God. Baptism is an outward expression of that inward decision. It’s where you go public with your faith, and we’d love to share this special moment with you.
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THE BASICS OF BAPTISM
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS BAPTISM?
Baptism is an outward expression of an inward decision. It’s the physical expression of what has happened spiritually in your heart. – It was a very private moment when you gave your heart to Jesus, just between God and you. Baptism is letting the world know of that decision to follow Him.
WHY SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED?
Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist before He started His ministry. Jesus also commanded His disciples to “make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” Matt 28:19 NLT – From Jesus’ example and His commandment to His disciples, we believe the next step after saying “yes” to Jesus is to be baptized.
WILL I BE IMMERSED COMPLETELY IN THE WATER OR SPRINKLED?
Baptisms at The Life Church are full immersion, meaning all of you goes under the water. We don’t get into the theological debate of sprinkling vs immersion. We just believe in full immersion because of what Jesus has done for us, to show the transforming, amazing power which is salvation.
WILL I GET MY HAIR WET?
Yes. Your head will be completely submerged.
WILL I FEEL DIFFERENT?
You may or may not “feel” different, but we do believe that when you go down into the waters, your old sinful nature is buried, and you are raised up in newness of life as you come up out of the waters. We are hoping that you sense a fresh start and new beginning after being baptized.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
We will give you a shirt and towel the day you’re baptized. When you sign up to be baptized, we will ask for your shirt size. – The bottoms you wear are up to you. Guys usually wear swimming trunks, and girls will wear either capris or leggings. – Don’t forget to bring a change of clothes to change into after you are baptized…or you’ll be going home wet.
WHERE DO I NEED TO GO ON BAPTISM DAY?
Just come to church! We will dismiss everyone being baptized during the service. Our baptism team will be there to guide you through the whole process and answer any questions you might have.
CAN I INVITE PEOPLE TO SEE ME BE BAPTIZED?
Absolutely! Invite your family and friends to come celebrate this special moment with you.