Water Baptism

 
 
 

At Zion, we celebrate water baptism monthly. Water baptism is scheduled every third Sunday with an occasional exception. Please let us know if you are ready for water baptism by filling out the form below.

If you are not sure about getting water baptized, we can help answer some questions.

Why do we water baptize?

We believe water baptism is foundational for believers who identify themselves with Christ. Jesus, himself, was water baptized. He identified himself with us in baptism and we, likewise, identify ourselves with him in the same way.

What is water baptism?

At Zion, we use a baptismal tank that is positioned so that the congregation can witness each person who is being baptized. The water is waist high and two assistants will help you with the actual immersion into the water. We have all the amenities you will need to leave here dry and intact so don’t hesitate to take the plunge!

What is the significance of baptism?

The significance of water baptism lies in the identification with Christ, his death, burial, and resurrection. We believe Jesus was fully God and fully man. We believe he died on the Cross as a final sacrifice on behalf of all mankind. After he died, he was buried and on the third day rose again, having conquered death once and for all. In the act of baptism, we pronounce that we choose to die to our old self and choose to identify with the life Jesus paid for on our behalf through His sacrifice. We believe that as faith is employed in this act of baptism, a spiritual severing of the old nature occurs. It is a provision of restoration to God and to wholeness for us as followers of Christ. It is an outward action that reflects an inner work.

“We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin” (Romans 6:4-6)

What do I do next?

The most important part of being baptized is knowing Jesus! Do you know Jesus?

Now, if you would like to be water baptized, just fill out the form below. We will confirm your baptism date. Congratulations! We rejoice in this step with you!

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