The way that we understand it from the Bible, baptism is a step that we are commanded by Jesus to take (Matthew 28:19) after we’ve made a personal commitment to be born again. This isn’t a decision that parents can make for their kids, which is why we don’t baptize babies. When it comes to kids making this commitment, each child might be ready at a different age. So we work closely with parents (because they know their kids best), to be sure that baptism will have all the meaning Jesus intended it to have for them.
Can kids get baptized?
What if I still have questions?
Our pastors are also available to meet with you and answer any questions that remain.
How can I be saved?
Reach out to Jesus! If you confess with your mouth that He is your Lord and Master, and if you believe in your heart that He died for you and rose back to life, then you will be saved.
Is baptism part of “being saved”?
Baptism doesn’t save anybody. Only Jesus can do that, and He does that in your life when you reach out to Him in faith. Remember when the thief on the cross turned to Jesus and asked to be saved? Jesus told him that he was saved in that moment and promised that he’d enter heaven that day. The thief wasn’t baptized (and he probably didn’t have a chance to tithe or serve in the nursery, either :)).
Am I ready be baptized?
Baptism is a statement. When you’re baptized in water, it’s a public statement that your heart has been given to God and that your old life is gone and your new life in Christ is starting. So if you’ve been born again in this way, you’re ready to be baptized.