WATER BAPTISM

Through water baptism we declare our faith in Jesus’ finished work, we announce the death and burial of our old life, and we celebrate our new life and union with Christ!

Baptism is like a wedding ring — wearing a ring doesn’t make us married, but if we are married, it lets the world know our hearts belong to someone else. In the same way, baptism itself doesn’t change us, but it does let the world know we’ve been changed by Jesus Christ and our lives belong to him.

Are you a new (or old) follower of Jesus who hasn’t been baptized yet? Register below for our next water baptism!

TAKE THE PLUNGE

Proclaim your faith in Christ!

BAPTISM FAQ'S

Do you have a question about water baptism? We’ve got you covered! Hover over any question below to view its answer.

I WAS BAPTIZED AS A BABY. DO I NEED TO BE BAPTIZED AGAIN?
Infant baptism is a choice mom and dad made to dedicate us to God. And while we're grateful for that, the Bible teaches us that baptism follows a personal choice to put our faith in Christ. Getting baptized as an adult doesn't undermine our parents' decision, but rather points to the fulfillment of what they had prayed for many years ago. So baptism is a way to honor God AND our families!
DOES BAPTISM “SAVE“ ME FROM MY SINS?
Scripture teaches that only faith in Jesus Christ as Savior can cleanse us from our sins and give us a new nature. Baptism doesn't accomplish anything for us, but rather, it celebrates what God has ALREADY accomplished through the sacrificial death and resurrection of his Son. It signifies our adoption into his family.
DO I NEED TO BE BAPTIZED BY A PASTOR, PRIEST, OR MINISTER?
Nope. Not according to the Bible. You can be baptized by any follower of Jesus — a pastor, priest, life group leader, close friend, or your favorite auto mechanic — as long as they're a professing follower of Jesus and have been baptized themselves.
I'VE BEEN A CHRISTIAN FOR MANY YEARS BUT HAVEN'T BEEN BAPTIZED. IS IT TOO LATE?
Absolutely not! Being baptized now is a powerful way to solidify or renew the decision you made in the past to live wholeheartedly for God. It's not an optional ritual, to be further delayed, but something Jesus commanded us to do. Take the plunge!
DOES TRUE LIFE CHURCH BAPTIZE BABIES?
We encourage parents to publicly dedicate their babies, professing their commitment to raise their children to know and love God. But we believe that water baptism is an informed decision a child makes on their own after accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. A baby simply isn’t mature enough to make that decision.
DO I NEED TO BE BAPTIZED AT A CHURCH FOR IT TO COUNT?
Heck, no! The Bible says you can be baptized anywhere there’s water and another believer to baptize you. However, we do recommend making it a celebratory event that others can be invited to. It's the reason we organize a public baptism every few months. (But if you have a pool and want to throw a party, let us know!)

Do you have a question about water baptism we haven’t answered yet?

  • For an in-depth look at the purpose and significance of water baptism, watch “What is Baptism?” below. Pastor Chris’ sermon is followed by three people being baptized.

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