Baptism is an outward expression of the inward reality that you have placed your faith in Jesus Christ for salvation. We generally practice baptism by immersion. The act of going under, then rising out of the water, symbolizes death to your old, self-centered life and rebirth into the new life God gives through Jesus. Baptism is a step of obedience to Christ’s command in Matthew 28:19-20
Baptisms can be held either in our Worship Center or at the Howe Ave access to the American River. We provide printed invitations to you so you can personaly invite family and friends witness your baptism along with the church family. Baptisms are always public events. When you rise from the water, our whole church family celebrates with music and applause. Baptisms are videotaped and you will receive a copy.
We hold baptism services on most any Sunday morning during the worship time upon request and always on Easter Sunday. Children may confess faith in Christ at any age but Pastor asks that they delay public baptism until the age of 10 or older as they must be able to articulate their own faith before their immersion. Infants are happily dedicated in a special ceremony but not baptized in our understanding and practice of “Believers Baptism”.
Please contact the Pastor and he will set up a time to review the meaning of baptism with you and schedule the date of your baptism on the church calendar. You are invited to request our printed materials on the meaning of baptism and it’s logistics at any time. Contact the church office for these materials.