Baptism

Baptism is something God has called us to do after inviting Jesus into our lives. It is an outward symbol of the internal transformation in us. We are showing his death and burial as we go under the water, and symbolize his resurrection as we come back up and continue to champion Him in our lives.

Steps to be baptized

  1. Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior
  2. Register for Baptism (All Service Times)
  3. Invite your friends and family
  4. Join us for Baptism Weekend!
    (Arrive 1 hr. before service time)

Register for Baptism

We offer baptisms at every weekend service for the upcoming dates:

January 27-28th | February 24-25th | April 6-7th

 

Register

Kids Baptism Class

In order to help our children best understand the symbol of baptism we offer a CBC Kids Baptism class for ages 6-11! This class is attended by a child and their parent or guardian for a time shown below.


Upcoming Kids Baptism Classes:

Kids Baptism Class - February 21, 2024
Kids Baptism Class - April 3, 2024
Kids Baptism Class - April 2024

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The Example of Jesus

When Jesus came to the earth and began His ministry, He was baptized; and we follow in His example when we get baptized as we go and be the good news of Jesus to every person in every place. The Bible shows us we only need to be baptized once as our relationship with God through Jesus cannot be taken away or restored by actions we take, but instead is permanent because of God’s grace and mercy.

Romans 6:4 says, “We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”

The Gospel

The Bible says that we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. It goes on to say that the wages of sin is death, and that death causes an eternal separation between us and God.

But God so loved the world that He gave His only son, Jesus, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life. The reason that our faith is in Jesus Christ alone is because Jesus lived a perfect life that we couldn't, He died on the cross to take the punishment for our sins that we deserved. He was buried in a tomb and separated from God that we could never bear. Then He rose from the dead conquering all sin and all death so His words would ring true for all eternity that He is the way, the truth, and the life, and no one can come to the Father except through Him.

FAQ

Baptism is the outward symbol of an internal transformation in you. The way to heaven is through faith in Jesus Christ. Watch how Baptism tells that story. When we baptize you by taking you under the water it is a picture of the death and burial of Jesus Christ. Then when we bring you back up out of the water it is a picture of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Paul would say it this way, that we are buried in His likeness, raised to walk in the newness of life. Our lives should look different after knowing Jesus than it did before we knew Jesus.


In the Bible Jesus tells us to be baptized to proclaim to all that we have entered a new life with Jesus. (Matthew 28:19-20, Romans 6:4)

We believe that salvation is through faith alone, and that baptism is purely a symbol and action that we do in obedience to proclaim the faith we have in Jesus.

Anyone over the age of 11 can be baptized without attending a class dedicated to baptism. We require children from the age of 6 to 11 to go through our CBC Kids Baptism Class so that we can best clarify to our children the decision they have made and the action they are taking. 

Upcoming Classes:

Kids Baptism Class - February 21, 2024
Kids Baptism Class - April 3, 2024
Kids Baptism Class - April 2024

In order to help our children best understand the action of baptism, we require children from the age of 6 to 11 to go through our CBC Kids Baptism Class. For children under the age of 6 we offer a Family Dedication opportunity for you available on our events page!

Just as salvation only happens once, so does baptism. We are saved and then baptized. If you were baptized before accepting Jesus into your life, baptized as an infant, or baptized for a different religion, then yes we encourage being baptized again. The reason is because the Bible shows us that we are to be baptized after accepting Jesus to proclaim this transformation inside of us to the world.

Once you have accepted Jesus and been baptized there is no need to be baptized again. Looking to Jesus as the example, we only need to be baptized once!

There is no knowledge of God needed to feel ready to be baptized. Because baptism is a symbol of your faith in Jesus, all you need to have done is put your faith in Him as Lord and Savior of your life. (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 10:9)