Q: Why should I be baptized?

A: To follow the example set by Jesus. (Mark 1:9)

A: Because Christ and the Apostles commanded it.(Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 2:38)

A: It publicly demonstrates that I really am a follower. (Acts 18:8b, 1 John 2:3)

A: Because every conversion account in Acts includes it. (Acts 2:38-41, Acts 8:12-13, Acts 8:35-38, Acts 9:17-18, Acts 10:47-48, Acts 16:13-15, Acts 16:30-34)

Q: What is the meaning of Baptism?

A: It illustrates Christ’s death and resurrection. (1 Corinthians 15:3b-4, Colossians 2:12)

A: It illustrates our new birth as a Christian. (2 Corinthians 5:17, Romans 6:4

Q: Can my family be Baptized together?

A:  Yes! If each family member understands fully the meaning of baptism, and each one has personally placed his/her trust in Christ for salvation. We encourage children to meet with our pastors about baptism before they are immersed. However, it is important to remember that baptism is a personal statement of faith and obedience, not a family tradition. It is usually not wise to delay your baptism while waiting on other family members to accept Christ.