Jesus is the son of God. He’ll often be referred to as Christ. He existed from the beginning, became a man, lived a perfect life, died for our sins, rose from the grave, reigns over all, and is the savior of his followers (John 1:1,14).
Salvation means that we have something we need to be saved from and since everyone has sinned, God sent Jesus as an offering. We accept God’s saving grace through faith, repentance, confession, and baptism. By doing this, we are united with Christ’s death and brought into a right relationship with God (Romans 6:1-18; 8:1-4). Out of love, we remain obedient until death.
Absolutely! You see, God doesn’t expect us to be perfect, but He wants us to try. Messing up is a given and when you say yes to the King, ALL of your sins are taken away. The power of God is awesome and the same power that spoke creation in to existence has the power to forgive your sins. We see many people in the Bible who were forgiven even though they had done very bad things. David killed men and committed adultery, and in Acts, we see David referred to as a “man after God’s own heart” (Acts 13:22). God wants you. He desires all to come to repentance and is patiently waiting for you (2 Peter 3:9).
There is no biblical age requirement when it comes to baptism. You should get baptized when you know what sin is and how that sin separates you from God (Romans 6:23). You should get baptized when you are ready to make a lifelong commitment to God and serve Christ as King.
The innocence of a baby is beautiful and pure and it’s amazing that families dedicate their children to the Lord. Baptism and following Jesus is something that we must be able to understand. If you were baptized as a baby or you didn’t know what you were being baptized for, we believe that you should be baptized again. In Mark 16:15-16, we see that belief and baptism go hand in hand. And in Acts, the Ethiopian eunuch was unaware of what he was studying (the book of Isaiah), so he needed someone to explain it to him. Phillip came and explained what the eunuch was reading and then went into the water with the eunuch to baptize him (Acts 8:26-39).
No. There is nothing special about the water or place. In the Bible, people were baptized in different places. As long as there is enough water to be completely immersed in, you’re good. We have baptized people in lakes, pools, and the baptistry in our building.
Baptism is about the relationship between you and God, rather than you and the other person in the water. In the Bible, we see men of faith baptizing those who wanted to live for God. Although this is the example we have, the Bible doesn’t place a special emphasis on the person baptizing someone.
Wear whatever you are comfortable getting wet. There is no special emphasis given to baptismal attire in the Bible but we do recommend swim shorts and an extra shirt. We have baptism clothing available if you do not have something to wear. One option is the t-shirt we give you to take home to remember the special occasion.
No. We baptize many people who don’t attend our services and that’s ok. We do think it’s important that you find a church home. If you’re not sure what a church home is or you’re interested in finding one, use the contact form below.
The Broadway church specifically, no, not unless you want to. In Matthew, we see that Christ calls the church, “my church” (Matthew 16:18). In Acts 2, we see that those who were baptized were added to Christ’s church. When we are baptized we become members of His church.