Baptism At The Gathering Church
Baptism is the biblical way to publicly show that you have made a choice to follow Christ, and it is one of the first things that Jesus asks us to do when we decide to follow Him. If you have made a decision to follow Christ, and would like to make that decision public, you can be baptized after any gathering.
Frequently Asked Questions
For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead.
If you have put your faith in Jesus Christ, the next thing the Bible tells us to do is be water baptized. (Matthew 28:18-20) The old you is symbolically buried in the water and the new you is raised up, just as Christ was raised from the dead. (Romans 6:4; Col. 2:12)
In the Bible, water baptism always follows a confession of faith. This is best known as believer’s baptism. We don’t believe water baptism saves you. We believe you are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone. Water baptism demonstrates your relationship with Jesus through his death, burial, and resurrection (Romans 6:1-4).
As a church, we want to celebrate with you as you make one of the most important decisions in your life. Therefore, water baptisms are facilitated in each of our gatherings.
Child baptism is a tradition in many churches where a child becomes part of the church community. If you were baptized as a child, you can be thankful for your spiritual heritage.
Child baptism happens because of your parent’s choice before you chose to follow Christ. Believer’s baptism is your decision after you follow Christ and represents God’s new life working in you.
While every child is different, we do believe there are a few things you can do to ensure your child is ready. First, look for external signs based on their inward decision. This is a great way for the church to partner with your family. Second, ask one of our leaders in Children’s Ministry to speak with your child about their decision to follow Jesus. The truth is attitudes and actions follow the heart. When the heart is made new, things happen.