BAPTISM

One of the most meaningful steps we can take as believers is to obey the Lord in baptism. If you have accepted Christ as your Savior and are ready to be baptized, it would be an honor for us to walk alongside you as you take this step of obedience in your spiritual journey - (Acts 22:16).

What Do We Believe About Baptism?

At Friendship Church we believe in baptism by immersion. It symbolizes the washing away of one’s old, sinful past and the rising again to a new life in Christ. The act of baptism can be defined as an outward expression of God’s inward work - (Romans 6:4).

What Does Baptism Mean?

Baptism does not make you a Christian. It is a demonstration that you already committed your life to Christ. It is important to understand that baptism does not “save” you. You are “saved” by the grace of God through your faith in Jesus - (Ephesians 2:8-9).

Why Get Baptized?

To follow the example of Christ and because Christ commanded it. Water baptism identifies a person as a follower of Christ and is an opportunity to celebrate the passage of an old life into a new life in Christ - (Mark 1:9).

What About Infant Baptism?

In the New Testament faith always preceded baptism. Since a baby is not capable of making a decision to place his/her faith in Christ, infant baptism is not practiced at Friendship Church. We do, however, recommend child dedications. A dedication is a covenant by the parents to raise their child in the ways of the Lord until the child is old enough to make his or her own personal commitment.

Since the purpose of baptism is to publicly profess your personal commitment to Christ, it is best if a child is mature enough to place his/her faith in Christ and understand the true meaning of baptism.

You can view our events page to find upcoming child dedication dates.

When Do We Have Baptisms?

During the summer, we have monthly lake baptisms. Other times throughout the year, we have indoor baptisms during our Sunday worship services.

How Do I Sign Up For The Next Baptism?

You can view our events page to find upcoming baptism dates. To sign up for an upcoming baptism event, please contact ministry staff member.

 

Do I Need To Be Baptized A Second Time?

It is recommended that you be baptized again if you have never been baptized by immersion since you became a follower of Jesus Christ. If you were baptized as an infant, Believers Baptism doesn’t devalue your prior experience but simply reflects your desire to be obedient to God’s Word and Christ’s example.

Any Other Questions About Baptism?

We realize that many of our attendees come from various faith backgrounds. Our pastors would be happy to answer any questions you may have about baptism and this important step in your faith journey. For more informationplease contact a ministry staff member.

 

 

 

 

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