It’s a public declaration of how Jesus changed your life. Being baptized shows others that you’ve decided to follow Jesus, and allows them to celebrate this decision with you. Baptism doesn’t save a person; it’s a symbol and celebration of salvation. It’s an outward symbol of an inward change – a public declaration that you are choosing to follow Jesus.
The power that brought Jesus back to life is the same power Jesus uses to change our lives – and that’s worth getting excited about!
At Grace Point, we invite all Christ-followers to be baptized.
Yes! We encourage you to invite friends and family to witness your public declaration of faith.
- “Christ died for our sins… He was buried… and He rose again.” 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
- “For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism you were also raised with Christ.” Colossians. 2:12
Every person who believes in Christ.
“Those who believe and accepted His message were baptized…”
“Simon himself believed and was baptized…”
“But when they believed Philip as he preached the Good News… and the
name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.”
As soon as you have believed.
“Those who believe…were baptized…that day!”
“Then Philip began with the scripture and told him the Good News about Jesus. As they traveled along the road, they came to some water, and the man said, ´Look, here is water! Why shouldn´t I be baptized right now?´ Philip said, ´If you believe with all your heart, you may.´ The man answered, ´I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.´ So they went down into the water and Philip baptized him.”
There is no reason to delay. As soon as you have decided to receive Christ into your life, you can and should be baptized. If you wait until you are “perfect”, you´ll never feel “good enough”!
At Grace Point, we wait until our children are old enough to believe and understand the true meaning of baptism before we baptize them.
Some churches practice a “baptism of confirmation” for children. This ceremony is intended to be a covenant between the parents and God on the behalf of the child. The parents promise to raise their child in the faith until the child is old enough to make his own personal confession of Christ. This custom began about 300 years after the Bible was completed.
This is different from the baptism talked about in the Bible, which was only for those old enough to believe. The purpose is to publicly confess your personal commitment to Christ
Women should wear shorts and a top or a swimsuit. Men may wear shorts, t-shirts or a swimsuit. Please make sure your clothing is dark and won’t be transparent when wet. Bring a change of clothes and a plastic bag for your wet clothes.
We have towels that you can use to dry off after.
One of the Pastors will ask you if you believe in Jesus Christ as your Savior. After you answer that, you won’t have to say anything else.
You will wait by the water for your turn to be baptized. The Pastor will introduce you, briefly lower you just under the water, and then you can leave the water, dry off, and watch the others. We will mail you your baptism certificate.
We encourage you to invite all your relatives and friends to attend your baptism.