What Is The Meaning of Baptism?
Baptism is an important symbol of the new life that
Who Should Be Baptized?
What if I don't feel good enough?
Some people say–
That’s all. Jesus didn’t say–
It’s a reflection of the life you
They’ve crossed the line of faith. That’s what makes you ready for baptism.
When Should I Be Baptized?
You should be baptized as soon as you believe. (Acts 2:41) (Acts 8:35-38) There is no reason to delay. As soon as you have decided to receive Christ into your life, you can and should be baptized. If you wait until you are “perfect”, you´ll never feel “good enough”!
What if I don't think It's urgent?
Some people say
What if I think I've waited too long?
Another excuse is that I’ve delayed so long that there’s been too much time between my decision for Christ and getting baptized. Maybe it’s been so long since you made your decision you’re almost embarrassed to
Don’t let pride
What if I'm not ready to join the church?
Some people believe that if they get baptized they are automatically becoming a member of New Life Church. No. Baptism does not automatically make you a member of this church. Now, baptism is required if you want to become a member (either at a previous church or this one), but getting baptized does not make you a member or force you into membership at all.
Why Does NLC Baptize By Immersion?
We baptize by immersion because
What Will My Baptism Be Like?
At the beginning of the service, one of the Pastor’s will briefly explain the meaning of baptism. You will wait in the water for your turn to be baptized. The Pastor will introduce you, briefly lower you just under the water and raise you up above the water, and then you can leave the water, dry off, and watch the others. Later you will receive your baptism certificate. We encourage you to invite all your relatives and friends to attend your baptism.
What Should I Wear?
Women should wear shorts and a top or a swimsuit. Men may wear shorts, t-shirts or a swimsuit. Bring a change of clothes, a towel, and a plastic bag for your wet clothes.
What if I want to be baptized with my family?
There are those who want to wait so
Baptism is not about your family. It’s not about your children. It’s not about your spouse. It’s a step of obedience between you and God. That’s what it’s about. And who knows, maybe the key to your loved one saying “YES” to Jesus is your courage to take the step and
What if my family can't come?
Every time we have a baptism
When Should Children Be Baptized?
At NLC, we wait until our children are old enough to believe and understand the true meaning of baptism before we baptize them. Some churches practice a “baptism of confirmation” for children. This ceremony is intended to be a covenant between the parents and God on the behalf of the child. The parents promise to raise their child in the faith until the child is old enough to make his own personal confession of Christ. This custom began about 300 years after the Bible was completed. This is different from the baptism talked about in the Bible which was only for those old enough to believe. The purpose is to publicly confess your personal commitment to Christ.
What if I was baptized as an infant/child?
Your baptism as an infant was a sign of your parents’ faith and their desire for you to grow up and become a follower of Jesus. But it’s not a sign of your faith. You probably don’t even remember it. So if
Throughout the New Testament, baptism always follows someone’s decision. There’s not a single case in the Bible of somebody being baptized before they made their own decision. It’s always “hear, believe,
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