Water baptism

We are always privileged to baptize believers as they follow the example of Jesus and follow his word in baptism.

Jesus commanded this for all who become disciples, followers of Christ: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19).

Peter's first sermon at the beginning of the Christian Church ended with "And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:38).

We have three scheduled baptisms every year, but we are always excited to add more times as needed.  Our scheduled times are:

Easter Sunday

Our Church Picnic in July


Click here to download the water baptism form and turn it in at the Welcome Center.

  • At your first opportunity after salvation (Acts 8:35-38; 10:44-48; 16:33)

    Baptism is for believers (Acts 18:8, et al). There is no instance in the Bible of anyone being baptized too young to have made a commitment to Jesus. Being baptized after coming to know Him fulfills the reason for baptism—a public testimony and identification with Christ by the baptismal candidate, in obedience to Christ.

  • Water baptism is symbolic of: 

    • Identification with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus;
    • Death to self and resurrection life (2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 6:3-11; Colossians 2:12).
    • Washing away of sins (Acts 22:16).
    • Lives immersed in Jesus (John 15:7; Galatians 3:27).
    1. Bring a towel, a plastic bag for wet clothes, necessary toiletries, tennis shoes (optional), and a change of clothes to be baptized in (undergarments and dark-colored, appropriate shorts that won’t ride up when you come out of the water—no jean cutoffs). You will receive an “All In” T-shirt to wear on the day of your baptism. You may go barefoot or wear tennis shoes.
    2. Remember to remove your watch and anything else that could be damaged by the water.
    3. Meet in the church office) 15 minutes before the service you’ll be baptized in. You'll get your t-shirt. We’ll go over last-minute details, pray, and go into the Auditorium together,