Baptism is a public declaration and celebration of moving from death and into life through faith in Jesus Christ. We believe that baptism is one of the most powerful ways we can demonstrate obedience and follow in Jesus’ example. Not only is it a powerful demonstration, it is one of the first steps of obedience. Baptism helps you find your place in the body of Christ—the very the community that you need to help sustain your new life and journey.
Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 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. – Romans 6:3-5 (NASB)
Baptism itself does not make us a believer in Christ, but rather it is a way of saying to the world, that our relationship with Jesus, has begun. Baptism symbolizes that our old self is gone (going under the water/immersion) and our new self has come (coming above the water) and that we have been made alive in Christ.
We consider it a privilege and honor to join with you as you publically declare that you’ve been brought from death and into the life. If you have made the decision to follow Jesus and want to be baptized, please read the following information. Please complete our online baptism application. This information is helpful to our team as you move forward in the process. Once you’ve submitted the form, someone on our team will contact you. We will share the upcoming baptism dates and a baptism class you’ll need to attend under the direction of Pastor Carl Martin. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with the team, share your story, and further discuss baptism.
Baptisms are celebrated on select Sundays throughout the year. To find out more, contact Pastor Carl at email@example.com.
What is the meaning of Baptism?
It illustrates Christ’s Burial and resurrection.
“For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ and in baptism you were also raised with Christ.” – Collosians 2:12
It illustrates my new life as a Christian.
“When someone becomes a Christian, he becomes a brand new person inside. The old life has passed away and a new life has begun!” – 2 Corinthians 5:17
Baptism doesn’t make you a believer—it shows that you already believe. Baptism does not “save you”, only your faith in Christ Does that. Baptism is like a wedding ring—it’s the outward symbol of the commitment you have made in your heart.
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith…. it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.” – Ephesians 2:8-9
Who should be baptized?
Every person who has believed in Christ.
“Those who believe and accepted His message were baptized.” – Acts 2:41
At LowCountry Community Church, we wait until children are old enough to believe and understand the true meaning of baptism before we baptize them.
Why is it so important to be baptized?
To follow the example set by Christ, because Christ COMMANDS it and it demonstrates that I really am a Believer.
“At that time Jesus came from Nazareth and was baptized by John in the river.” – Mark 1:19
“Jesus said, ‘Go then, to all the people everywhere and make them disciples, baptize them in the name of the Father, the son and the Holy Spirit and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you.” – Matthew 28:19-20
“…many of the people who heard him believe and were baptized.” – Acts 18:8
Why be baptized by immersion?
Because Jesus was baptized that way, and every baptism in the Bible was by immersion.
“As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out the water.” – Matthew 3:16
(example)”….then both Philip and the mean went down into the water and Philip baptize him. When they came up out of the water…” – Acts 8:38-39
The word “baptized” means to “dip under water.” The Greek word baptize means to “immerse or up under water.” Its best symbolized by a burial and resurrection. The founder of denominations agrees:
“ I would have those who are to be baptized to be entirely immerse, as the work imports and the mystery signifies.” – Martin Luther
“The word ‘baptize’ signifies to immerse. It is certain that immersion was the practice of the ancient church.” – John Calvin
“Buried with Him, alludes to baptizing by immersion accordion to the custom of the first church.” – John Wesley