“As soon as Jesus was baptized... (Matthew 3:16)”
Baptize means “to immerse or dip under water.” The immersion of oneself is an act of obedience, following the example set by Christ during His own baptism.
Baptism is an outward confirmation of an inward decision - the public demonstration of our faith in Jesus - and the first step the Bible outlines for EVERY Christ follower after trusting Him. The act does not make you a "believer," nor does it “save” you. It simply shows that you have placed your faith in God’s only Son, and remains a symbol of the commitment you have made in your heart.
The next Baptism will be in Winter 2020.
If you have questions, contact Spiritual Formation at 734.233.3726.
Is your child in 3-5 grade? Start here! It's exciting your child wants to be baptized. It is important that they understand the significance of baptism, so we require they complete our 5-week Starting Point for Kids class before applying for baptism. Does your child need to attend the class? Call 734.233.3651 for details. (If your child has taken Starting Point for Kids, provide the completion date during the registration process.)