Baptism is an outward expression of your faith in Jesus Christ;
it’s a public declaration of how He changed your life!
UPCOMING BAPTISM WEEKEND
November 13 & 14, 2021 (all services) – TENTATIVE
What: If you are an adult (over 18) and would like to be baptized, please plan to attend these two required classes.
When: Tuesdays, October 19 & 26, 2021 • 6:30-8:30p
Where: East Adult Classroom
Who: Adults (18+)
Contact: Email Lisa Nuu
What: 3CYouth baptism classes for middle or high school students wishing to be baptized.
Who: Middle or high school students and their parents
When: DATES TBD (parent and student must attend BOTH classes)
Where: Youth Rec Room
Contact: Email Pastor Stephen
Parent Informational Meeting for Kids' Baptism
What: Parent information meeting for families exploring the idea of their elementary school age child being baptized (for parents only)
When: DATES TBD
Where: Kids Auditorium
Contact: Email Pastor Annie
1. What is baptism?
Baptism doesn’t save a person; it’s a symbol and celebration of salvation (1 Peter 3:21). The power that brought Jesus back to life is the same power Jesus uses to change our lives—and that’s worth getting excited about!
2. Why should I be baptized?
Obedience to Jesus shows we believe and follow Him. (1 John 2:3). Because Jesus went public about His love for us, we can go public about our love for Him. Being baptized shows that we turn away from a life of sin toward Jesus, the only one who can change us (Acts 2:38-41).
3. When’s the best time to be baptized?
4. Do you baptize children?
Any instance of baptism follows a person’s decision to trust Jesus for his or her salvation and commitment to follow Him (Acts 10:47-48). At CCC, we wait until children are old enough to express their own decision to follow Jesus and understand the meaning of baptism.
5. What’s the difference between immersing, sprinkling and other ways of baptizing?
Submersion in the water symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). Being submersed underwater represents our death to sin and old way of life, and being raised out of the water is a picture of how Jesus raised us and gave us a fresh start in life (Romans 6:3-5).