Baptism

Who should be baptized?

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.

WHAT IS BAPTISM?

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:

  • Acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
  • Sharing in His death and resurrection, illustrated by going under the water as being dead to our old way of life, and rising out of the water into new life
  • Being symbolically washed clean, showing our sins are forgiven
IS BAPTISM NECESSARY FOR SALVATION?

Jesus instructed us to be baptized; it is not necessary for salvation, but it demonstrates submission to God.

AM I BAPTIZED IF I WAS SPRINKLED AS A BABY?

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.

The Baptism Process

The baptism process at New Vision has been designed to be simple and meaningful. To follow through with the baptism process, please take the following steps:

  1. Fill out THIS FORM to give us some basic information.
  2. Attend a meeting with a pastor. One of our pastors will follow up either in-person or digitally to hear your story and answer any questions that you may have.
  3. Get baptized! Baptisms currently take place on Thursday nights and Sunday mornings. Invite your family and friends to come and celebrate with you in your step of obedience.

 If you are interested in taking your next step in baptism you can call or text your name and next step to 615-981-0571, visit the Next Steps Room after worship, or CLICK HERE for more information.

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