Grace and Baptism Online
We are happy to now be able to offer the Grace and Baptism class online! When you are finished viewing the video of the class, be sure to fill out the online form so that our records show that you completed the class.
Grace and Baptism Online
Thinking About Baptism?
Baptism is a wonderful celebration event where those who have become followers of Christ "go public" with their decision.
We believe the Bible teaches that baptism is for any believer old enough to make a personal decision to follow Christ, and is done through full immersion in water as a symbol of the death, burial, and resurrection.
To register for the next baptism date, please click on the link to the right for this month's baptisms.
If you are unsure of what it means to become a follower of Christ or if you are not sure if you are ready for baptism, we encourage you to watch the "Grace and Baptism" video on this page. You can also read more about following Christ here.
Grace and Baptism Class - This class is for anyone considering baptism or who want to understand more about God's grace and forgiveness through Christ. The class is available online on this page, and is also offered on-campus the 1st Sunday of the month (except July) at 11 AM. You can find dates for upcoming on-campus classes listed to the right and register.
Youth Baptism Class - Elementary age students and their parents are encouraged to attend this class where a decision for Christ and baptism are presented in an age appropriate context by one of our student life ministry staff. Dates for upcoming classes listed on the right.
If you have any other questions or concerns please contact our baptism voicemail at 658-2722, extension 406 and one of our volunteers will call you as soon as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
When Are Baptisms Held?
Baptisms are available every week after the 9:00 AM service on Sundays at our outdoor pool. Baptisms are also available once a month on Saturday (see the schedule below). November through Easter, baptisms are held inside as part of the weekend service once a month due to weather.
What Do I Need To Bring Or Prepare And Where Do I Come?
For outdoor baptism, check-in at 10:15 AM at the pool area near the waterfalls. Bring a change of clothes and a towel, and wear clothes you don't mind getting wet in. We will give you a God First t-Shirt and a Bible.
Ladies, please wear pants or appropriate shorts (no skirts, dresses or white). You are welcome and encouraged to invite family and friends, take photos, and celebrate this special time together. We will send you a baptism certificate in the mail about 2-3 weeks after your baptism.
What Will Actually Happen At My Baptism
Those being baptized will enter the baptistery pool and be met by the pastor or person leading the baptism that day. We believe that any Christian can baptize another Christian. A short reminder of the new commitment to Christ and what this act symbolizes is stated, and then the person will be fully immersed in water (to picture the death of Christ) and raised again out of the water (to give the picture of Christ's resurrection). Those gathered around cheer and clap to celebrate this decision.
Infant and Baby Dedication?
Because we believe that the Bible teaches that baptism is something that happens after a person has made a personal decision to follow Christ, we do not baptize children younger than 1st grade as we do not feel they can understand the decision clearly. For infants and babies, we do offer a baby dedication service for parents three times a year: January (Sanctity of Life), Mother's Day, and Labor Day weekends. Contact our Preschool Ministries coordinator at 658-2722 ext 240 for more information.
Can I Volunteer For The Baptism Team?
Would you be interested in helping us serve those considering a decision for Christ or helping people on their baptism day? If so, click here.