Baptism is how we publicly identify with Christ and his people. It’s a vivid image. The word, baptizo, means “to immerse.” It was used of ships sinking and towns being pillaged. Jesus said His cross was a baptism (Lk. 12:50). When we go under the water in baptism, we vividly picture our union with Jesus Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection (Rom. 6:3–6). It is also an initiation rite into the community of faith; the way Christ’s church identifies the members of His kingdom (Matt. 28:18–20; 1 Cor. 12:13).
If you have questions about what it means to be a Christian, or if you are now confessing Jesus Christ as Lord and desire to publicly profess your faith through baptism, we are eager to speak with you.