Prepare for Your Baptism

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Baptism Q&A

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 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 Christ, particularly children. This puts an undue pressure on them, and delays your obedience.

What should I wear when I am baptized?

Women should wear shorts and a top or a “muumuu” style dress rather than a swimsuit. Men may wear shorts and a tee shirt. Bring a change of clothes, a towel, and a plastic bag for your wet clothes. We provide changing rooms in our restroom areas.

Will I have to say anything?

Not if you are uncomfortable. However, people do want to hear your story! Here are some questions that help you tell your story:

  • How did you come to know Christ?
  • Is there someone special who has helped you on your journey of faith?
  • Why did you decide to be baptized?
  • Do you have a scripture that is special to you that you would like to share?

As there is limited time in the service, try to keep your story to 1-2 minutes. It is helpful to write out your answers in advance. You don’t have to speak to all the questions – these are just ideas.

It should either be read by you or a close friend – or it can be videotaped ahead of time. If you are more comfortable having your testimony videotaped ahead of time – we need time to do this – at least a week before your baptism.

We encourage Life Groups to participate in baptisms and for you to invite all your relatives and friends to attend your baptism.

Special needs?

All of our Pastors can help with a private baptism in special circumstances.

Still have questions?

Your Pastoral staff is here to help you. We would be happy to meet with you and discuss your baptism. Just call or email the church office to schedule time with one of them.

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