Every person who believes in Jesus as their Lord and Savior should get baptized. (Acts 8:12)
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior and would like to make a public declaration of that decision, we encourage you to participate in the next baptism celebration at City Church.
Yes! We love it when children choose to be baptized after making a faith commitment to Jesus. For children ages 10 and under that attend City Church, you can start the process by talking to our City Kids Pastor. We offer an age-appropriate baptism class for families with children ready to take the next step.
We do not baptize infants, but we do encourage child dedication, which is a public declaration of parents' commitment to raise their children in a Christ-centered home. We know that ultimately, our children belong to the Lord. We also know that it takes a village; and that is why we want to come alongside parents and families in helping raise children to grow in their own personal relationship with Jesus.
No, baptism is simply an outward symbol of an inward commitment. It doesn’t “save you” from your sin. Instead, it’s a way for you to publicly proclaim your faith. God’s word assures us “it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
The simplest answer is found in the meaning of the word "baptize." It comes from a Greek word which means "to submerge in water." Also, the practice of baptism in the New Testament was carried out in one way: The person being
baptized was immersed or put completely under the water and then brought back up again. The action of going under the water represents being buried in Christ, and coming out of the water illustrates being raised to life, just like Jesus did on the cross for the cleansing of our sins.