WHO SHOULD BE BAPTIZED?
Every person who has believed in the Lord Jesus Christ.
“Those who believed and accepted His message were baptized…” – Acts 2:41
“But now the people believed Philip’s message of Good News concerning the Kingdom of God and the Name of Jesus Christ. As a result, many men and women were baptized.” – Acts 8:12
“Then Simon himself believed and was baptized…” – Acts 8:13
At Life Community, we wait until our children are old enough to believe and understand the true meaning of baptism before we baptize them. Some churches practice a “baptism of confirmation” for children. This ceremony is intended to be a covenant between the parents and God on the behalf of the child.
The parents promise to raise their child in the faith until the child is old enough to make his own personal confession of Christ. This custom began about 300 years after the Bible was completed.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Women should wear shorts and a top which will preserve modesty. Men may wear a swimsuit and t-shirt.
Bring a change of clothes, a towel, and a plastic bag for your wet articles of clothing.
CAN MY FAMILY BE BAPTIZED TOGETHER?
Yes! If each family member understands fully the meaning of baptism, and each one has personally placed his/her trust in Jesus Christ for salvation, we encourage families to be baptized at the same time. It is a wonderful expression of commitment. Young children who wish to be baptized are asked to meet with our Children’s Pastor for a pre-baptism conversation.
However, it is important to remember that baptism is a personal statement of faith, not a family tradition. It is usually not wise to delay your baptism while waiting on other family members to accept Jesus Christ, particularly children. This puts an undue pressure on them, and delays your obedience.
WHEN CAN I GET BAPTIZED?
If you would like to be baptized sign up below. Baptisms will be on Sunday, December 31, 2023