Next Steps: Get Baptized

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Next Steps

Interested in Getting Baptized?

Baptism and communion remind us of our connection to Jesus and his people. In Christianity, baptism and communion have been sacred rituals practiced for thousands of years in every culture by people who, by faith, trust in Jesus alone for salvation.

Next Steps

You probably have questions

We have compiled some answers below to common questions asked. If you have more questions, want bible study or you want to be included in our next baptism fill out the form below.

<strong>01</strong> What is baptism?

Baptism is an outward expression of an internal change – a demonstration of faith that showcases our trust in Christ. During baptism, we are immersed in water before a supportive congregation of believers, publicly symbolizing the death of the lives we’ve lived devoted to sin. When we re-emerge from the water, it symbolizes our birth into new life in Jesus… and offers us a wonderful reason to celebrate!

<strong>02</strong>What is required for a person to be be baptized?

The only requirement is that a person has chosen to follow Jesus Christ. Following Jesus means submitting your life and will to what He wants, instead of what you want. It means trusting His sacrifice as payment for your sins, therefore making you right with God. When we do this, our first step of obedience is to be baptized.

<strong>03</strong> What should I expect before I get baptized?

You will be contacted by someone from the church to answer any questions you might have and verify the dates and time of the next baptism and arrange further instruction. We encourage you to write a brief paragraph about why you want to be baptized, so we can share your story with others.

We encourage you to invite family and friends to attend your baptism service since this may be a time many would consider coming to church with you.

<strong>03</strong> On the day of baptism.

You will arrive early, usually about 30 minutes before the service starts, so that an elder can explain the details of what will happen during the baptism service.

During baptism you will get into the baptism pool and be introduced. Someone will read a brief version of your faith story and then the pastor will baptize you by gently leaning you back under the water and quickly standing you back up.

As you leave the pool you will be handed your towel and will proceed to change clothes.

800 East 2nd Street
Sanford, FL 32771

407-323-5646

Due to public health concerns related to COVID-19, there will be no on-site services. Join us online this Saturday @ 11 am on Zoom see more info.

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