Why Should I Be baptized?
To follow the example set by Christ. “At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.” (Mark 1:9)


What Is the Meaning of Baptism?  To become immersed fully in Christ and fulfilling his purpose for me as a Christian.

Why Be Baptized By Immersion?  The word “baptize” means “to dip or immerse.”

Who Should Be Baptized? Baptism is an important step of obedience that shows others that someone has personally trusted Jesus for their salvation. Every person who believes in Jesus should be baptized. Having decided to trust Jesus alone for their salvation, they follow Him in baptism as a symbol of their new life in Him.

 What About Children?  All instances of baptism follow an individual’s decision to trust Jesus alone for their salvation. At Rock Spring, we wait until children are old enough to believe and understand the true meaning of baptism before we baptize them. When a child makes a decision for Christ, we gladly baptize them as a symbol of their faith in Christ. “But when they believed Philip as he proclaimed the good news of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.” (Acts 8:12)

What About Infant Baptism?  In the Bible we find parents bringing children to Jesus. He held them and prayed for them and told us to welcome them. But he did not baptize them, and he did not tell anyone to baptize them.   Baptism is a public profession of salvation (as the Bible teaches), and only people who have intentionally received salvation should experience baptism.

If you have not experienced adult baptism, even though you have experienced baptism as an infant, the full meaning and significance of baptism has yet to take place in your life. We strongly encourage you to be baptized as an adult believer in Christ.

When Should I Be Baptized?

As soon as you have believed in Christ for salvation.

“But when they believed Philip as he preached the good news of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.” (Acts 8:12)

Should I Be Baptized Immediately After Salvation?

The Bible teaches that baptism should follow your decision to become a believer. There is no reason to delay. If you wait until you are “good” enough, you will never feel ready for baptism. Since baptism is not a part of your salvation but a symbol of it, it is OK to wait until the next scheduled baptism.

Can I get Baptized If I Have Already Been Baptized?

If you have not been baptized by immersion since asking Jesus into your life, your next step is baptism. If you have been baptized since asking Jesus into your life, there is no need to be baptized again. However, if you are unsure of your reason to be baptized initially and want to re-dedicate your faith in Christ, we will be happy to baptize you again.

What Do I Wear?

Dress in clothes you don’t mind getting wet! You should wear a dark shirt and shorts. Remember to bring a change of clothes to wear home. Please bring a towel. Arrive 30 minutes before the service is scheduled to begin for some last minute instructions.

How Do I Register?

To register click  HERE  or you can register at Guest Services on Sunday. Then we will contact you with our upcoming baptism service dates.