Jesus said that the local church exists to make disciples (Matthew 28:18-20), and one of the important initial steps in the disciple-making process is believer’s baptism by immersion. Although baptism is not required for salvation, it is commanded of all believers and is for believers only. Scripture shows that a person was baptized after personally expressing repentance over sin and faith in Christ (Acts 8:12; 16:30-33). The waters of baptism are a picture of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, and a symbol of our own death to sin and resurrection to newness of life when we become a follower of Christ (Romans 6:3-4).
If you have questions about baptism or would like to participate in our next baptism service, please contact the church office at (519) 471-7460 or by email.