Why get water baptized?
Jesus instructed his followers to go make disciples and to baptize them. Jesus was baptized before he started his public ministry. In the book of Acts, Luke recounts story after story where those who came to faith were soon baptized in water. We believe that’s why anyone who follows Jesus should be water baptized after they come to faith in him.
What is it and what happens?
It’s a simple public confession of faith in and commitment to Jesus. You get into a waist-deep tank of warm water with a pastor, usually at church during the worship part of the service. While the congregation sings, the pastor asks you if you’ve trusted Jesus as savior and want to follow him as Lord. You say, “yes.” And the pastor immerses you in the water.
Do I have to do this to be saved?
Nope. Only faith in Jesus saves you, but if you want to follow him, and obeying one of his commands is a priority for you, then you probably want to be water baptized.
What if I was baptized (christened) as a child?
That’s great. That means your parents, and those closest to you wanted something spiritually significant for you. One of the ways you can honor that is to be water baptized as an adult after coming to faith in Jesus.
How do I start the process?
It’s easy. First, You’ll also need to fill out the form linked below. Or you can go on the B4 Church app, tap “SIGN UP” to fill out the same form. You can get our app wherever you get your others, for iPhone or Android.
What happens then?
After you fill out the form, we’ll get in touch with you. We’ll help you get signed up, share your faith story with us, and meet with you during a short gathering you attend with others. We’ll help you understand all the details about water baptism.
Start the process here
B4 App—Stay Connected Anywhere, Anytime
It’s easy to install and use the B4 app. Download it app for iPhone or Android just like you would any other, and the rest is even easier. Tap the button for the content you want—whether sermons, events, videos, or even your digital copy of HomeFront (a resource that helps family members disciple one another)—it’s that simple. Almost anything you can view, read, or sign-up for at B4 is available on the app.
Planning on Getting Married?
You want a vibrant, healthy, and Christ-focused marriage that lasts a lifetime. We want that for you too. That’s why we offer Engage. It's a care plan that helps prepare couples who are engaged or seriously considering marriage. If you want one of our pastors to officiate at your wedding, the Engage preparation is a pre-requisite for you. Please contact us as soon as possible if you are engaged or seriously considering marriage in the next 6 to 12 months. We need time to meet with you privately and arrange for you to attend eight small group class sessions. Contact our Marriage Ministry Pastor, Debi Mills, to make an appointment.