Slideshow image

Baptism is the next step in a new believer's spiritual journey.


Christian water baptism was established by Jesus, and he called his disciples to make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew28:18-20) In Acts 2:38, Peter teaches, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."
 
Baptism identifies a person as a disciple of Christ. It celebrates the passage from an old life of sin into a new life with Christ. Romans 6:4 says, "We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life."
 
Although the Bible does not state a minimum age at which a person may be baptized, the believer should be old enough to understand the significance of baptism.
 
Baptism is not required to receive God's salvation. However, all who have trusted Christ are encouraged to follow Him in baptism as a step of obedience.
 
People baptized as believers before affiliating with our church don't need to be re-baptized.

If you would like to be baptized, please email Pastor Kevin 
kbatson@greenriveralliance.org