"Believe and be baptised"
If you are considering getting baptised, we would love to help you take this important step in your spiritual journey.
Baptism is a significant event that marks a public declaration of your faith in Jesus Christ, and we believe it is an essential part of the Christian faith.
"Whoever believes and is baptised will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned"
What is baptism?
Baptism is not only a spiritual act of cleansing, but it is also a public declaration of one's faith in Jesus Christ. It is a visible symbol of a person's commitment to follow Christ, and it serves as a testimony to others of their newfound faith.
Baptism is an act of obedience to God's commandments. In Mark 16:16, Jesus tells his disciples, "Whoever believes and is baptised will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned." This statement highlights the importance of both belief and baptism as essential parts of the Christian faith.
By being baptised, a person publicly acknowledges their belief in Jesus Christ and their desire to follow him. It is a way of publicly proclaiming one's faith to the world and identifying oneself as a follower of Christ.
As Christians, we encourage all believers to be baptised as a way to publicly affirm their faith and commitment to Christ. Baptism is not only a personal decision, but it also involves the support and encouragement of the church community.
What happens at a baptism?
The process of baptism at our church begins with the person sharing their testimony of faith. This is an opportunity for the person to share their journey of faith and how they came to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. It is a wonderful opportunity to tell of how God has worked in your life.
After the person shares their testimony, an elder and pastor will ask a few questions to ensure that the person fully understands the significance of baptism and the commitment that comes with it. Then the Pastor and an elder will pray over the person, asking for God’s blessings and guidance as they take this significant step in their spiritual journey.
Finally, the person will be baptised, by full immersion in water. The act of immersion symbolises a dying to the old self and rising again as a new creation in Christ. At Cowplain Church, we celebrate this significant moment with lots of whooping and cheering, as we rejoice in the person’s public declaration of faith!
Are you interested in baptism?
If you have any questions or would like to discuss baptism further, we encourage you to contact our pastor, Pastor Phill.
Watch a previous baptism
Want to see it in action? Our baptisms are on our YouTube channel.