Baptism FAQs

Wondering if baptism is your next step?

What is baptism?

Jesus was baptized. Since then, millions of his followers have followed his example. Baptism is a way for you to do the same and participate in a common experience with Jesus followers around the world.

Baptism is a way to go public with your faith to show others that you have started a personal relationship with Jesus.

Baptism is not necessary for salvation. It symbolizes the new life you began when you started following Jesus. It symbolizes your old life dying (going under the water) and your new life (coming out of the water).

Do I have to do a video?

Yes, if you would like to be baptized in one of our main services.

No, if you would like to be baptized outside of our main services.

The important thing is to have a plan for how you’re going to share your story with others through your baptism, because we believe that everyone who has placed their faith in Jesus Christ has a story worth sharing.

Where can I be baptized?

You can be baptized during one of our services on a Sunday.

You can be baptized at 12:30 p.m. on a Sunday that works for you and for us.

You need to go under the water, so a pool, the ocean, or a lake would work great. We can help you find the right location.

What's the process to get baptized?

For baptism in one of our main services:

  • Tell us you're interested!
  • We'll email you the available baptism dates.
  • Once your baptism and filming dates are scheduled, we'll help you prepare your story.
  • We'll walk with you every step of the way.

For baptism outside of one of our main services:

  • Tell us you're interested!
  • Indicate that you would like to speak with someone before scheduling your baptism.
  • We'll email or call you to discuss your options and answer any questions you have.
What about infant baptism/christening?

Some churches choose to christen or baptize infants. While we recognize the right of other churches to practice infant baptism, we understand Scripture to teach that only people who have made the decision to follow Jesus should be baptized. Baptism does not make you a Christian. It shows that you already are one.

For more information on how we partner with parents to raise their children to have a growing relationship with Jesus, please visit our Parentstuf website.

If you have a question not answered here and/or would like to speak with someone, we'd love to talk with you. Please contact us, and a member of our staff will reach out to you.