We are excited that you are interested in baptism. It's an important step of obedience for every person who has trusted Christ as their Savior and Lord. The information below explains baptism and the steps necessary to be baptized at New Vision.

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, identifying yourself as a Christ-follower. If you have any questions about how to begin a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, attend the Baptism Class or email us your name and contact information; a pastor will personally contact you.

What Baptism Symbolizes

Baptism symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus and 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
  (dead to our old way of life), then rising again (new life)

- Being symbolically washed clean, our sins forgiven

Is my salvation dependent on being baptized?

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

I was sprinkled as a baby. Does that count?

In some denominations, infant christening represents a decision made by parents that they are dedicating their child to Christ. Much like the Baby Dedications we celebrate at New Vision. However, being dedicated or sprinkled does not make you a Christian. Only a personal acceptance of Christ's death on the cross for your sins can do that. 

Why immersion?

We immerse at New Vision because we believe Scripture shows how Jesus modeled that for us as the way to publicly acknowledge our faith in Him.







The Baptism Process

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

- Fill out this form. This gives us an opportunity to learn some of the basic information.

- 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.

Get baptized. Baptisms currently take place on Thursday nights and Sunday mornings. Invite your family and friends to come witness and celebrate with you in your step of obedience.

For more information related to baptism and its significance, you can watch this video by Pastor Joseph. 


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