Baptism is an outward sign—a step of obedience—taken by a disciple of Jesus Christ. Baptism itself does not “save” a person. We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ for salvation from sin and spiritual death (Eph. 2: 8-9). It is an illustration of an inner conversion that has already taken place within the heart of a believer.
The word to baptize comes from the Greek meaning “to immerse” (with water). “Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” (Rom. 6: 3-4)
The Holy Scriptures show us five aspects of what baptism illustrates:
Every person who has placed their faith in Jesus Christ, received forgiveness from sin and the gift of eternal life, through trusting in Jesus Christ and his atoning death.
At New Life Fellowship we wait until our children are old enough to make a conscious choice for Jesus Christ. We desire them to understand the meaning of baptism so that they may fully participate in the experience.
We dedicate infants and pray for them to grow into a relationship with Christ.
If you have been baptized before making a personal commitment to Christ, we invite you to be baptized as a believer by your own free choice.
If you are a teenager, speak to our Youth Pastor, Matt Manno.
If you are a child, speak with the Children’s Director, Rosie Villodas.