What is baptism?
The simplest definition is this: an outward expression of an inward change. In other words, baptism isn't about getting saved. That's already happened (inward change). Baptism is an opportunity to stand in front of your family, friends and church community to express the change that's taken place in your life since you placed your trust in Jesus.
Baptism is your next step after you’ve said “Yes” to Jesus!
It’s a public statement sharing your decision to trust Jesus for salvation and your intention to follow His direction for your life.
When can I be baptized?
The next baptisms are scheduled for Sunday, August 8, in both the 9 and 11 AM services.
What are my options?
1. To schedule your baptism, complete the brief application HERE. Scheduling allows you to share your brief faith story either publicly or privately when you meet with a staff member. At that time, you will examine the biblical basis for baptism, talk over the logistics of your special day and share the story of your journey to faith in Jesus. You will receive help in writing your story. If you wish to be baptized by someone else (a family member, close friend or spiritual mentor), that can be arranged. The one who baptizes you must have been baptized by immersion since trusting Jesus for salvation.
2. We also offer an option which allows you to decide to participate on the day of scheduled baptisms. In this case, you will share your story with an Immanuel elder. A staff member or elder will be privileged to baptize you. We provide everything you need (shirt, shorts, etc).
Baptism is also a step in the membership process.