Baptism

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We will periodically schedule baptisms throughout the year. If you would like to be added to our next baptism, please fill out one of the forms below:

Children (Grades K – 5th) – HERE
Students (Grades 6th – 12) – HERE
Adults – HERE

What is Baptism?
When Christians are baptized, they fulfill the command of Jesus (Matthew 28:19-20), are submerged in water to identify with the death of Jesus, and rise out of the water to identify with His resurrection (Romans 6:1-10; Colossians 2:12; 2 Corinthians 5:17).

This identification with the death burial and resurrection through baptism testifies to the fact that we believe, by faith, that Jesus dies for our sins, was buried, rose three days later, and now is alive and Lord over all of creation.

Who Should Be Baptized?
If you’ve made a commitment to Jesus, we encourage you to follow Jesus’ command to be baptized as a public profession of your faith in Him.

If you haven’t made a commitment to Jesus, we encourage you to learn more about Salvation HERE. Then after confessing your faith, we invite you to be baptized to make a public confession of your faith. It’s a declaration that the old has gone and the new is here (2 Corinthians 5:17).

What Should I Wear?

*A dark-colored TPHND t-shirt will be provided for you

Do wear pants (i.e. sweats, leggings, swim shorts, etc) NO JEANS! Do wear under garments (i.e. underwear, bras, etc)
Do wear aqua socks or swim shoes
Do bring a pair of shoes to wear after getting out of the pool
Do bring a change of clothing and undergarments
Do bring a swim cap if you are concerned about getting your hair wet
Do not wear body lotion or baby oil
Do not wear jewelry
Do not wear shoes or socks into the baptismal pool

What to expect?
You’ll see each person about to be baptized talking with one of the church leaders in the pool. They’re answering basic questions such as:

  • “Do you believe that Jesus is the Son of God?”
  • “Do you believe that your sin has separated you from God?”
  • “Have you repented of that sin?”
  • “Do you believe that Jesus died and rose, conquering Satan, sin and death?”

And Then…

  • We say a short prayer as an affirmation of faith.
  • You’re baptized by emersion in water.
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