If you have trusted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, it's time to take the next step. Baptism is an outward expression of your faith in Jesus as your personal Savior.
Baptism is symbolic of your union with Jesus Christ. Paul wrote, “Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” -Romans 6:3-4 NIV
Why be Baptized?
Our main reason for being baptized is to express our love for Jesus and our obedience to His Word. "Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." -Matthew 28:19 NIV
Who Should Be Baptized?
Every person who has trusted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior should be baptized. Once a person has believed in Jesus, he or she is ready for baptism. There are no other requirements - nothing more and nothing less.
"[Paul and Silas] replied, 'Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household.' And they shared the word of the Lord with him and with all who lived in his household. Even at that hour of the night, the jailer cared for them and washed their wounds. Then he and everyone in his household were immediately baptized." -Acts 16:31-33 NLT
Baptisms are typically offered quarterly and take place during a Sunday worship service. Once a year, outdoor baptisms are offered at New Covenant's Summer Picnic.
Contact Deb Mehegan at 319-297-2366 more information.