WHAT IS BAPTISM?
Baptism is an outward sign of our inward commitment to follow Christ. After a person makes a commitment to trust Jesus, the first step is baptism. It's simply a demonstration seen and celebrated by others that recognizes your faith in Jesus.
At New Work Fellowship, we practiced believer’s baptism by immersion (Matthew 3:16, Acts 8:37-38).
"... many of the people who heard Him believed and were baptized."
WHY SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED?
... to follow Christ's example
“Don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” Romans 6:30
We are following Jesus' baptism experience and demonstrating outwardly in our baptism that:
- We are dying to our old life and the ways of sin
- We are burying that old life of sin
- We rise to live the new life
...to declare it publicly.
“For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.” Galatians 3:27
We are demonstrating by our baptism that we are:
- Taking off our old clothes of our sinful nature and life style
- And putting on new clothes of Jesus’ nature and lifestyle
WHO SHOULD BE BAPTIZED?
Anyone who has made a genuine profession of faith in Jesus Christ is encouraged to follow His example (Matthew 3:13-17) and obey His command (Matthew 28:18-20) to be baptized as a public profession of one’s faith in Him.
If you have not made a commitment to follow Jesus, we would love to answer your questions and help you learn more about what it means to be a Christian.
WHEN CAN I GET BAPTIZED?
We schedule baptisms on an as-need scheduled basis. We also celebrate a Lakeside Baptism each Summer. (WATCH OUR LATEST LAKESIDE BAPTISM VIDEO HERE) If you have accept Christ as your Savior and are ready to take that next step to baptism, sign up and one of our pastor will contact you.