We are so excited that you are thinking about baptism!  You might have some questions about baptism and trying to figure out your next step.  Good news!  We've made it super easy for you.  Below you will find some common questions that you might have.  Otherwise, fill out the Interested Form below and a friendly staff person will be in touch to help guide you through this exciting journey.  We cannot wait to help you take your next step in your walk with Jesus!  


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 your opportunity 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! 

Why should I be baptized? 

Jesus Himself was baptized, and after His resurrection, He instructed His disciples in Matthew 28:18 & 19: I have been given complete authority in heaven and earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Throughout the New Testament, we read about people who believed in the risen Christ, and then were baptized. Acts 3:41: Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church, about three thousand in all. 

When can I be baptized?

Sunday morning baptism dates are scheduled regularly, and are announced from the stage and included in the weekly email updates. 

What are my options?

You may schedule your baptism for a Sunday morning service (9 or 11 AM). A meeting will be held with an Immanuel staff member several weeks prior to the date to discuss your faith story and go over all of the details about this special occasion. You may choose to share your faith story privately at this meeting or publicly at the time of your baptism.

On days when baptisms are scheduled, we often offer what we call “open” baptism. This allows you to listen to the prompting of the Holy Spirit and actually decide to be baptized that day, at the end of the service. We provide a change of clothes and everything you need to allow you to take this step. An invitation will be given during the service, and you will meet briefly with one of Immanuel’s elders to share your faith story. You will not have the option to share publicly.

What is my next step?

Complete an application or ask us a question!