Baptism is a deeply meaningful, symbolic act that publicly demonstrates a person's decision to follow Jesus Christ.
If you've decided to dedicate your life to following Jesus, you may be wondering what's next on your journey. We invite you to watch this video that shows the significance of your decision to follow Christ and the meaning of baptism.
How can we help you take your next step?
Whether you're ready to go public now or you've got some questions about baptism, let us help.
When is baptism?
We have baptism several times throughout the year.
How do you baptize?
We baptize by immersion, or placing a person under water. It’s similar to a quick jump into a pool.
Whom do you baptize?
(See Acts 2:38; 8:12-13; 22:16.) Many Christians who were baptized as infants ask if they need to be baptized again. Our answer is to follow the biblical order: first follow Christ, then be baptized as a follower of Christ. While we allow parents to make the decision concerning their children being able to grasp the symbolic significance of baptism, we generally have seen children older than 6 years old understanding. If your elementary-aged child is asking questions about salvation or baptism, we encourage you to attend a one-time class for parents and kids called Start Here. Start Here is one of the prerequisites for an elementary-aged child to be baptized at Coffee Creek Church.
Why should I be baptized?
To follow the example of Jesus (Matthew 3:13-17)
To obey Jesus (Matthew 28:18-20)
As a sign of loyalty to Jesus (Acts 16:32-34, Acts 18:8)
To illustrate the death and resurrection of Jesus (Romans 6:3-4)
To enter into community and covenant with other believers (Acts 2:41, 44)
To share the joy of new life in Christ (Mark 8:38)