Elizabeth City Only
* Sunday, October 25 after the 11:00 a.m. service. LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED
Water Baptism is an awesome outward expression of new life in Christ. As Christ died, was buried, and rose again, we believe we die to our old self when we become a believer then we become a new person. Getting baptized by water is an important illustration of that transformation.
Is baptism necessary?
Baptism is not salvation, but it seals your covenant with God. It was commanded by Jesus as recorded in the four Gospels, and it was practiced in the early church as described in the book of Acts. We believe Baptism is an act of obedience following conversion.
Do we baptize infants?
Those who are baptized must realize the significance of the act. Furthermore, they must’ve already made a decision to follow Christ. Since infants cannot do this, we do not baptize them. However, we dedicate babies to the Lord and celebrate this occasion in our church.
How will you be baptized?
In the presence of witnesses, you’ll be asked if you have made a commitment to Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. After you says yes, you’ll be asked to take your hand and place it over your mouth and nose. Then, you’ll be leaned back, fully submerged under water, then brought back up.
What do you need?
Sign up below. On the day of your baptism, bring a change of clothing and a towel. Remember to dress in clothing that will still be appropriate when wet (not white). We will provide a Fountain of Life baptism t-shirt that you will wear during baptism. You can indicate on the form below the size that will fit you best.
This is a significant and meaningful step in your spiritual life. Make the necessary preparations of body, mind, and spirit. Consider inviting your friends, family, and unsaved loved ones to witness your new step with Christ. They're welcome to join you at the baptism site itself or watch the live video in the sanctuary