BAPTISM

What is baptism?

The simplest definition of baptism 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 expressing 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?

In 2020, four Sundays are planned, at which we will participate in an extended time of worship, share Communion (the Lord’s Supper) and celebrate baptisms!


FEBRUARY 2 (Application due by January 19)

APRIL 5

SEPTEMBER 6

NOVEMBER 22


To schedule your baptism on one of these Sundays, please click fill out the baptism application

BAPTISM APPLICATION



What happens next?

You will be directed to complete a personal info form and answer six questions. Then, a member of our staff will reach out to you to set up a brief meeting. 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. There are two options for sharing the story of your spiritual journey: publicly at the time of your baptism or privately during this meeting.


One of Immanuel’s pastors will baptize you on the date you choose. 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.


Can I be baptized if I don't schedule ahead of time?

Yes. Open baptisms will also happen on the above dates and are for high school students and adults. An invitation will be extended from the stage to leave the service and meet briefly with an Immanuel elder, where you will share the story of your faith journey. Clothing will be provided for your baptism. A member of Immanuel’s staff will have the privilege of baptizing you, based on your trust in Jesus for salvation.

 

 

Baptism is also a step in the membership process.

If you are interested in membership click HERE.