What is Baptism?
Baptism is a way of showing others that you have entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ. It symbolizes what took place in your heart at the time of salvation:
- You accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
- You now share in His death and resurrection, illustrated by going under the water (dead to your old life), then rising again (new life).
- You were symbolically washed clean and sins were forgiven by His death on the cross.
Because the Bible instructs us (Acts 2:38) to be baptized, baptism is an act of obedience. While it is not necessary for salvation it demonstrates submission to God. Baptism does not make you a believer, rather it shows that you already believe.
Whenever physically possible we immerse at Generations Church because we believe Scripture shows that Jesus modeled that for us as the way to publicly acknowledge our faith in Him.
The Baptism Class
Our baptism class takes place in the Parlor (Rm 111) at 9:30am on the Sunday listed below. During class you will learn the importance of baptism and prepare for Baptism Sunday.