“Baptism” or “baptize” means to dip, immerse, or plunge something into something – usually water.  The descriptions we have in the New Testament are clear that people went down into the water to be immersed. (Matthew 3:6, John 3:23, Acts 8:38)  Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River by John the Baptist. (Matthew 3:13, Mark 1:9, Luke 3:23)  Although He was sinless, Jesus demonstrated to us that baptism is an outward expression of the Spiritual change that takes place when a person receives the free gift of salvation.

The Bible teaches us that we don’t get baptized to get saved; instead, we are baptized because of our relationship with Jesus Christ who died so we can have eternal life.  Therefore, it is very important that baptism occur after a person has made a conscious decision to repent of their sins and profess their faith in Jesus Christ.

Our baptism service is held on the first Sunday of each month during our 11:00am Celebration Service.  There are certain requirements regarding arrival time, and other information related to baptism.  Please contact our Administration Office at 510.452.0803 for information about baptism.