Anyone who has trusted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior qualifies for baptism. It is the first step of obedience for a believer and an opportunity to go public with your faith, by identifying yourself as a Christ-follower.
Baptism is an immersion in water that symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and a proclamation of what took place in your heart upon salvation:
Jesus instructed us to be baptized; it is not necessary for salvation, but it demonstrates submission to God.
In some denominations, infant christening represents a decision made by parents to dedicate their child to Christ, much like the Baby Dedications we celebrate at New Vision. However, this is not the same as the believer’s baptism that Jesus instructed, which reflects the acceptance of salvation and new life in Christ.