The Practice of Baptism
For those seeking to be baptized, baptisms are scheduled weekly at each of our worship services. During a baptism an individual has the opportunity to share with the worshipping community their decision to follow Jesus Christ. Baptism is a picture and an illustration—a symbolic act. It illustrates the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ on our behalf and our subsequent faith in Him. It is not necessary for salvation, but is strongly associated with salvation as it best illustrates our new identity with Jesus Christ.
How to be Baptized
At the conclusion of each of our worship services, the pastor will lead the congregation in a time of invitation. At that time, anyone who is interested in joining the church, getting baptized, or making profession of faith in Jesus Christ are asked to walk forward and visit with one of our New Team volunteers. It is at that time, you may learn more about baptism and schedule your baptism at church.
Where to Go
Once you have scheduled your baptism, please arrive 30 minutes before the worship service and report to the Information Desk in the Worship Center Lobby. One of our helpful staff will direct you to the baptistry where volunteers will prepare you for your baptism. See our campus map for directions to the Worship Center Lobby.
What to Bring
You will need to bring the following:
- Swimsuit or Dark Shorts and a Dark T-Shirt (to wear under your robe)
- Change of Undergarments
- Pair of White Socks (prevent slipping)
- Plastic Bag for Wet Clothes
- Other Personal Items (Hairdryer, Makeup, etc.)
The church will provide a white baptismal robe, handkerchief, and towels.