Baptism

Watch the short video below to learn more about what it means to get baptized! 

Congratulations on your decision to get baptized!

When we choose to be baptized, we are following in the footsteps of Jesus, declaring our faith publicly, and embracing our new life in Christ. If you would like to take this next step, fill out the form below and we will be sure to contact you!

Want to know more about baptism?

What is baptism?
Baptism is an outward declaration of an inward decision. You are letting everyone know that your faith is in Jesus Christ alone, and He is your Lord and Savior. Baptism is a beautiful celebration of your faith, and we get to be a part of it as your church family.

Was Jesus baptized?
MARK 1:9 (NIV) tells us that Jesus came from Nazareth . . . and was baptized by John the Baptist in the Jordan River.

Why should we be baptized?
Jesus wants every Christian to celebrate their faith publicly and be baptized.
MATTHEW 28:19–20 (GNT)
“Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my 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.”

What does baptism symbolize?
1. It is a symbol Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.
ROMANS 6:4
When we are lowered into the water, it is like the burial of Jesus; when we are raised up out of the water, it is like the resurrection of Jesus.
2. It also symbolizes my NEW LIFE as a Christian.
2 CORINTHIANS 5:17 (TLB/NLT)
When someone becomes a Christian, he becomes a brand new person inside. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
3. It demonstrates becoming part of Christ’s body, the church.
1 CORINTHIANS 12:13 (MSG)
We each used to independently call our own shots, but then we entered into a large and integrated life in which [Christ] has the final say in everything. Each of us is now a part of his resurrection body.

If you have more questions, we would be happy to answer them! You can call our church offices at (661)273-1000 or email us at info@thehighlands.church.