- Public profession of a person’s faith and trust in Christ as evidenced in Acts 8:12 and Acts 8:25-38.
- Symbolism of Christ’s own death, burial and resurrection as described in Romans 6:3-5.
- Christ’s own baptism in Matthew 3:13-17.
- Christ’s commandment to be baptized in Matthew 28:19-20.
Why should I be baptized?
- Christ commanded it. He was the example. It was for obedience.
- It was the pattern of the early church. We see it throughout the Book of the Acts of the Apostles. (Acts 2:37-41, Acts 8:12, Acts 8:36-39, Acts 10:46-48, and Acts 16)
- It is a source of unity and a point of common ground. All is level and equal at the foot of the cross and in the baptismal waters.
What do I need to do to be baptized?
Respond to God’s invitation with your own R.S.V.P.
- Realize your need for God and respond by faith in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son and Savior of the world, with your whole heart.
- Say you’re sorry. Repent (change your mind) and begin a new direction and new way of thinking about your relationship with God and your daily walk as a person to do it God’s way.
- Verbalize (with your mouth) your trust in Christ and the change that has taken place and that will take place as you mature spiritually in Him.
- Plunge your past through baptism (your whole body) and begin a new walk and a new way coming out of the baptismal waters as an act of obedience expressing publicly your personal decision to trust Christ as Savior and Lord.
See a decision counselor following any worship service or call 770-234-8300 for assistance.
What about children?
Parents of children in Kindergarten through Grade 5 may call our Children’s Ministry at 770-234-8212, and parents of preschoolers can call our Preschool Ministry at 770-234-8283, to talk with someone regarding your child’s baptism.