Baptism is an opportunity to publicly identify ourselves as followers of Christ and his church, and to consecrate ourselves to his service. As such, it involves a personal confession of faith followed by immersion through which we identify with Christ’s suffering and death for our sin. Our emergence from the water symbolizes for us our hope in our Lord’s resurrection to new life.
Baptism is an act of worship that takes place within the community of the church, for those with whom we share the life of faith are greatly encouraged in their own spiritual journey by witnessing the baptism of another.
Baptism of believers by immersion is the only form of baptism practiced by our church. Baptism by immersion is encouraged of all who desire to affiliate with the church, but it is not a requirement for membership. Those interested in baptism are encouraged to contact the pastor for a time of further instruction.