BAPTISM

Baptism is a significant step in the life of a follower of Christ. It’s a public declaration that reveals a prior, personal encounter with Jesus and the desire to surrender everything to Him. Baptism doesn’t save a person, rather, it shows that a person has already been saved. It’s a step of obedience that follows repentance of sin and faith in Christ’s saving work. It’s an outward expression of an inward reality, a visible sign of the invisible, amazing grace of God.

If you have questions about baptism, please get in touch with the following ministry contacts:

Children through grade 4:   

Email or call 864.688.8239

Students grades 5–8:

Email or call 864.688.8239

Students grades 9–12:

Email or call 864.688.8239

Adults:

Email or call 864.688.8212


What does Baptism symbolize? [show]

Christ's burial and resurrection.
For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to a new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead. Colossians 2:12 (NLT)


My new life as a Christian [show]

Baptism doesn’t make you a believer - it shows that you already believe. Baptism does not "save" you, because you are saved by grace through faith in Christ. Baptism is like a wedding ring – it is the outward symbol of the commitment you make in your heart. 

What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun.
Corinthians 5:17 (NLT)
 
For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.
Romans 6:4 (NLT)

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8,9 (NIV)


Who should be baptized? [show]

Every person who has made a commitment of their life to Christ.

Those who accepted his message were baptized. Acts 2:41 (NLT)

For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 (NLT)



Baptism Prerequisite Classes and Baptism Services
Summer 2017 Baptism Classes


BAPTISM CLASS FOR ADULTS

For adults interested in being baptized, attendance at a Baptism Class is a prerequisite. Adult class dates are:

Sunday, August 6
10:15–11 am in Pod I.
Click here to register.

Tuesday, August 8
6:30–7:30 pm in Pod C.
Click here to register.


BAPTISM CLASS FOR PARENTS  • Let's Talk About...Faith

For parents with children in grade 4 and younger who are interested in being baptized.

Sunday, August 6
10:15–11 am in Room A127.
Click here to register.


BAPTISM CLASS FOR STUDENTS
For students interested in being baptized, classes are offered on the following dates. 
Registration isn't required for students. Just show up! 

Sunday, August 6
Switch (Grades 5–6) • 10:15–10:45 am • Chapel.
Axis (Grades 7–8) • 10:15–10:45 am • South Campus.
Crave (Grades 9–12) • 10:15–10:45 am • Chapel 279.


Summer 2017 Baptism Service
Sunday, August 13 • 7 pm • Amphitheater

We invite everyone to attend!


MEMBERSHIP

Membership is not merely a matter of having your name on a church roll - it is filling a role in God's work.
If you're interested in becoming a member, the Membership class is offered three times
a year in the fall, winter and spring.

Now all of you together are Christ's body,
and each one of you is a separate and necessary part of it.
1 Corinthians 12:27 (NLT)

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