Baptism is an important step of obedience that shows others we have personally trusted Jesus for our salvation. Jesus was baptized when He was on the earth, and we do this to follow His example. When Christians are baptized, they are submerged under water to identify with the death and burial of Jesus and raised out of the water to identify with His resurrection.
Frequently Asked Questions about Baptism
Here are some answers to common questions.
Why be baptized?
Believers in Jesus Christ should desire to be baptized. Christian baptism is how a person makes a public profession of faith and discipleship. In the waters of baptism, a person says, wordlessly, “I confess faith in Christ; Jesus has cleansed my soul from sin, and I now have a new life.
What is the significance of baptism?
Baptism illustrates the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. At the same time, it also shows our death to sin and new life in Christ. Being submerged in the water represents death to sin, and emerging from the water represents the cleansed, holy life that follows salvation.
Can my child be baptized?
Believer’s baptism involves a person hearing the gospel, accepting Christ as Savior, and choosing to be baptized. We will baptize anyone over age seven who understands what baptism symbolizes and wants to make that personal public declaration.
Can my infant be baptized?
Believer’s baptism involves a person hearing the gospel, accepting Christ as Savior, and choosing to be baptized. It is his or her choice. In infant baptism, the choice is made by someone else, not the child being baptized. In the Bible, we see that Jesus’ parents dedicated him to the Lord (Luke 2:22–40), and he was later baptized as an adult (Matthew 3:16–17). At CrossPoint, we offer child dedication, where the parents promise to raise their child in the faith until the child is old enough to make his or her confession of Christ. To find out more or to schedule a child dedication, go to our child dedication page.
Baptism Sign-Up Form
The Bible says that all professing Christians should be baptized (Matthew 28:18-20). Whether you've been following Jesus for a long time and never got baptized or are a new Christian, we would be honored to baptize you!