Baptism is a way of going public with your faith.
Going down into the water symbolizes that you have died to sin and your old life. Coming up out of the water symbolizes that you have become a new creation, that you are ready to live a new life for Jesus Christ (Romans 6:3-7).
There is nothing magical about the water or the act of water baptism in and of itself. Baptism doesn’t save you or make you right with God. It simply demonstrates that you have already been made right with God and that you want to follow Jesus as part of the church family.
In a lot of ways, baptism is like a wedding. It’s a public declaration of your intention to love and live for Jesus in community as long as you live. Baptism is an important step of obedience in a believer’s life, demonstrating surrender to God in following Jesus’ example.
If you are newer to faith or have just never made the decision to be baptized as an adult, baptism may be your next step in your faith journey.
Our next Baptismal service is scheduled for Sunday April 16, 2023. Contact Pastor Jeff as to learn more.
MB Confession of Faith on “Christian Baptism” (Article 8)
Baptism & The Church: Membership (Mennonite Brethren Pamphlet)