"Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into his death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in a newness of life." 

- Romans 6:4

We've provide some information below to the most asked questions about baptism, so click away. If you have any further questions or are interested in baptism for yourself, don't hesitate to reach out to Derek Sweatman here. You may also complete this Baptism Interest Form if you are ready to take this step in your faith journey.

  • Baptism is a Christian sacrament that one undergoes when they have decided to be a follower of Jesus. From the earliest days of the Jesus movement, baptism was used as a kind of announcement of one's faith in the resurrection of Jesus, and as a symbol of association with - and commitment to - the ways of Jesus. Many churches use the language of "going public" with your faith when talking about baptism, and this is a good way to describe the practice. Baptism symbolizes two things: (1) the death of an old self and (2) the birth of a new self. The act of being immersed in water imagines a kind of death, and the rising out of the water is a nice picture of being raised to "walk in a newness of life." (Romans 6:4)

  • Anyone who has decided to do so, especially those who are new to following Jesus! 

    • Fill out the baptism interest form here
    • Meet with one of our pastors for coffee or lunch (or on Zoom)
    • Work through the pre-baptism study materials (provided)
    • Schedule your baptism (if not on Easter Sunday)
  • We perform our baptisms on the lower level of the building in the fellowship space. We use a big feeding trough with heated water. 

  • Yes, of course! We will schedule that with you as part of the preparation process. 

  • We currently do not perform infant baptisms, but instead we offer baby dedication gatherings during the year. These gatherings are designed to inspire parents to create a home environment where the grace and mercy of God is lived out in such a way that when their children are ready, they can make their own decision to be baptized.