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.
"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 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, Ephesians 2:8-10
Common Baptism Questions & Biblical Answers
Everyone who has repented of their sin and made the decision to follow Christ (Acts 2:41, Acts 8:12-13).
As soon as possible after you become a believer! (Acts 8:35-38)
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).
By immersion in water, just as Jesus was baptized (Matthew 3:16).
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, please click on the link below and go through the material with your child to determine if they’re ready to be water baptized
DOWNLOAD: Parent’s Guide for the Baptism of Children
Register for Water Baptism
If you've read this page and you're ready to sign up, please click the button below and complete the form.