Baptism IS Your Next SteP!
So you've just become a follower of Jesus, but you're wondering what's next? God wants to have a relationship with us and He’s given us ways to know Him better. When you get baptized you declare publicly to your family and friends that you follow Jesus now!
Make my new faith public by getting baptized
Baptism by full water immersion is a public display of your new faith in Jesus. It's the symbolic representation of your faith in Jesus -- telling all your family and friends that you have decided to follow Jesus. While baptism isn't required for you to become a Christian, it is a significant and important step for you to take.
Who can be baptized?
Anyone who has decided to follow Jesus and commit their life to following him.
When can I be baptized?
If you've decided to follow Jesus, you should be baptized immediately. In the Bible, people who decide to follow Jesus are immediately baptized.
What is full immersion baptism?
Full immersion baptism is when you are fully submerged under water and then raised out of the water. It represents the fact that your old sinful life is gone and a new life has begun. When you go into the water, you symbolically proclaim that Jesus died for your sins, and therefore you have put off your old life. When you emerge from the water it represents your new life in Christ.
What is the meaning of baptism?
We believe baptism is a public display of your new faith in Jesus. Baptism does not save you - only your faith in Jesus can do that. Rather, baptism is an outward display of your internal transformation as a new believer.
What should I expect when I get baptized at Calvary?
One word - a party. Baptism is an opportunity to celebrate Jesus at work in your life. We encourage you to invite your family and friends, and expect there to be lots of laughter, celebration, cheering and joy over your decision and your baptism!