August 25, 2019

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What is water baptism?

As you are submersed under water you bury the old sinful nature. When you come out of the water, you experience the new life and resurrections in Jesus. (Colossians 2:12 & Romans 6:4)

Why do we baptize by submersion?

The word “baptize” means to “dip under water”. Jesus was baptized by submersion. Every biblical baptism was by submersion under water. (Matthew 3:16 & Acts 8:38-39)

Who should be water baptized?

You are ready for baptism once you have committed yourself to following Jesus Christ and acknowledging Him as Lord by turning away from sin and trusting him.

Why should I be baptized?

Because Christ commanded it and to follow the example set by Jesus. It demonstrates that you really are a believer. (Mark 1:9, Matthew 28:19-20, 1 John 2:3)

Should I be baptized again?

Your baptism should have signified you becoming a follower of Jesus, beginning a changed life, and uniting with a new community of believers in Jesus called a church. You should be baptized again if your baptism did not reflect this change in your life.

 

Kids and Water Baptism

Can my child or infant be baptized?

At Vibrant Church, we wait until our children are old enough to believe and understand the true meaning of baptism before we baptize them. When a child makes a decision to follow Jesus, we will gladly baptize them.

As you discern if your child is ready for baptism, here are some questions to ask your child. The following answers show that your child understands.

When did you decide to follow Jesus and become His friend forever?

Your child should have specific memory of when they understood what Jesus did, and that they need Jesus in their life. It may have been at home, at church, or when they were alone.

What does it mean to be water baptized?

It means I believe that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. It means that I am following Jesus. It means I am a Christian and I want to show the world. It is a picture of what Jesus has done on the inside of me.

Why do you want to be water baptized?

Because Jesus was baptized and He tells us to be baptized also. Because I am a friend of Jesus and I want to follow His example.


Details | Information for the day of baptism

On the day of baptism, come to church wearing the clothes that you will be baptized in. Wear a dark colored shirt (No white or light colored shirts and no tank tops). Bring a towel and clothes to change into after baptism. Church bathrooms will be available for you to change in after you are baptized.