BAPTISM

We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
Romans 6:4

Water Baptism

Water baptism is the next step of obedience after making a decision to give your life to Jesus. It is an outward expression of an inward change that publicly declares your commitment to Him. Following Christ’s example, we practice full-immersion water baptism, symbolizing His death and resurrection.

Interested in at-home baptism?

We are so excited that you are considering water baptism! Water baptism is the next step of obedience after deciding to give your life to Jesus. It is an outward expression of an inward change that publicly declares your commitment to Him. Following Christ’s example, we practice full-immersion water baptism, symbolizing His death and resurrection.

While we offer baptism at all of our Lifepoint Church campuses, we understand sometimes physically attending a campus is not possible for everyone. To help you take this step when you don’t have the convenience of a traditional baptismal, we’ve put together some FAQs.

Who should be water baptized?

Those who have personally placed faith in Jesus Christ
Romans 10:9-10

 

When should I be water baptized?

As soon as you decide to follow Jesus, baptism is the next step. There is no reason to delay.
Acts 8:12

 

What is full-immersion water baptism?

The Greek word from which we get the word baptism is “baptizo”, which literally means “to immerse”. All water baptisms in scripture were by full immersion. Jesus was water baptized by being fully immersed in the water and rising out of it.
Matthew 3:16, Mark 1:10, Acts 8:38-39

 

Do I need to have someone from the church staff come to perform the baptism? Who can perform baptisms?

The Great Commission applies to all believers and teaches that we are to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. In the same way that there is no required class to be baptized, there is no requirement to baptize someone other than to be a believer and follower. Jesus himself was baptized by John, showing the authority to baptize is given to all Christians.

Matthew 3:13-17, Matthew 28:18-20

 

Do I need to be baptized at church? What is the proper procedure?

We hold baptisms at our church campuses so that we can handle all the preparations for you, but you can be baptized anywhere there is water! Find a pool, find a river, or head to the ocean. It is not about a specific body of water, but about the condition of your heart.

Romans 10:9-13, Matthew 3:13-17

 

I have been asked to have the privilege of baptizing someone. What’s next?

How exciting! This is a humbling and celebratory experience. Below are some basic guidelines to help you.

–       Discuss with the person what baptism means. Be excited for them!
–       Find a place with enough water for full emersion.
–       Make sure the person wears appropriate clothing. Darker colors are better, or if they choose to wear white, make sure they are thick.
–       Get into the water and explain the steps to them.
–       Ask them the following questions:
o   Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior?
o   Do you believe that He died and was raised to life?
–       Tell them that because they have placed their faith in Jesus, it is your honor to baptize them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

–       Place one arm on their back, the other on their arm, and dip them back under the water.

 

I have questions about baptism. Is there someone I can talk to?

We understand you may have questions. Click HERE (https://form.jotform.com/201974851960059) to let us know you’re interested, and someone from our baptism team will contact you shortly.