Baptism

Water Baptism at Grace Family

We celebrate your salvation story and look forward to baptizing you! Before you sign up for water baptism, please read this page and external links thoroughly. This will help you understand our theological position on baptism and also help you make an informed decision about being water baptized. The signup form will appear at the end of the page.

What is Water Baptism?

Simply put, baptism is an act of obedience for the believer in Jesus Christ. It is a symbol of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection and of your new life as a Christian. Water baptism does not make you a believer and it is not a means of salvation, as only faith in Christ's cross has the power to save. Rather, baptism is like a wedding ring - the outward symbol of the commitment you have already made.

1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Colossians 2:12, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Romans 6:4, Ephesians 2:8-10

Baptism FAQ

Below are some FAQ on water baptism. Please read through these thoroughly before submitting a signup form.

Who should be baptized?

Everyone who has repented of their sin and made the decision to follow Christ (Acts 2:41, Acts 8:12-13).

 

When are we baptized?

Anytime after you become a believer! (Acts 8:35-38)

Why should I be baptized?

Because Christ commanded it (Matthew 28:18-19).

Because baptism shows you’re a believer (Acts 18:8).

Because obeying Christ proves you know Him (1 John 2:3).

How does baptism take place?

By immersion in water, just as Jesus was baptized (Matthew 3:16).

Can my child be baptized?

We understand that children can make a genuine profession of faith in Christ and we celebrate when they do. However, it is very important  that the person being baptized is intellectually and spiritually mature enough to understand the concepts of personal sin, repentance and forgiveness. We believe water baptism is to be a once in a lifetime event; therefore, we encourage believing children to wait until they are 13 to be baptized.

That said, if your child is under that age and is interested in being baptized, we require that you please go through the attached, specially prepared document to help them understand water baptism.

DOWNLOAD: Parent’s Guide for the Baptism of Children

 

Register for Water Baptism

If you've read this page and external links thoroughly and are ready to sign up, please click the button below and follow the steps to sign up.