We believe that a Christian’s identity starts with Baptism. Down through the centuries it has identified a person as belonging to the Christian faith.
In the New Testament, we read of the early Church recommending this practice to all who believed in the gospel message. The Apostles, heeding the Lord’s parting words before His ascension, incorporated this ordinance, although as a practice it was not foreign to their thinking. And so we read in the book of Acts that everyone who came to faith in Christ believed and was baptized in His name. It was a public declaration of an inward profession of faith. The non-believing world around saw and understood that this practice of immersion meant that the person being baptized was now becoming a Christian, having given up the old way of life. And so this practice identifies a believer with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.
Churches today, in obedience to the Scriptures, also mandate this practice for everyone who desires to be part of its local body. Based on their own persuasions and understanding of the Scriptures, different churches follow different modes of baptism – by immersion, affusion (pouring), or by aspersion (sprinkling). While there are some that are persuaded that baptism by immersion is for believers who are capable of taking that decision for themselves, there are others who believe that little ones need to be introduced into the faith by their parents and so follow the mode of infant baptism.
Whatever your choice, we would like to help. We could help direct you if you wish to be baptized or know of anyone seeking to be baptized in any of these formats. Please click on the ‘Online Inquiry’ tab on the right side of your screen and submit your request or query and we will get back to you at the earliest.