Water baptism is a public declaration of three important things:
“I am a follower of Jesus Christ.”
“Those who accepted his message were baptized.” —Acts 2:41
“I am beginning a changed life in Christ.”
“We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” —Romans 6:4
“I am part of a new family.”
“So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.” —Galatians 3:26–27
Questions About Baptism
We host water baptisms about 6 times a year and would love to celebrate life-change with you! Sign-up for our next baptism here!
Your baptism should have signified you becoming a follower of Jesus, beginning a changed life, and uniting with a new family. If your baptism did not reflect this change of life, then you should be baptized again.
We will baptize anyone over age 7 who understands what baptism symbolizes and wants to make that personal public declaration.
Throughout the New Testament, the Bible teaches that baptism is a public expression of worship symbolizing the new life we have following Jesus. In the Bible we see that Jesus’ parents dedicated him to the Lord (Luke 2:22–40), and he was later baptized as an adult (Matthew 3:16–17).
- If you’re child is too young to make a personal decision to follow Jesus, child dedication is what you’re looking for! We do Child Dedications several times a year. Head over to Ark.Guide, create an account, and we’ll keep you updated on the next Child Dedication!