Baptism at EagleNaz
celebrate your faith with baptism
We are so excited you are interested in being baptized! The most important thing to understand about baptism is that it is not the “thing” that saves you. Baptism is what happens after we receive the free gift of a relationship with God. It is a celebration and a public acknowledgement of our new identity in His family. Baptism was modeled by Jesus and it is a public profession of declaring Christ Lord.
You will be provided a shirt to wear during baptism. (Please input your t-shirt size in the form below.) A towel will be provided for in house baptismals but for outside services, we ask that you provide your own. Bring a change of dry clothes for after your baptism.
If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to contact Ed in our office.
Baptism Info and Facts
Why should I be baptized?
To follow Jesus' example and publicly declare your faith in Him.
“At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.” (Mark 1:9)
Jesus commanded it.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
It demonstrates I am a Believer.
“We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands.” (1 John 2:3)
What is the meaning of baptism?
A. It illustrates the gospel message.
“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day...” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
“Having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.” (Colossians 2:12)
Our baptism is a testimony to God’s gift of salvation through Christ; it is not
earned or deserved, it is by God’s grace.
B. The word “baptize” literally means “to dip or immerse”. It symbolizes a burial and resurrection.
“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.” (Romans 6:3-4)
Why do we baptize by immersion?
A. Because Jesus was baptized that way.
“As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water.” (Matthew 3:16)
B. Every Biblical example was by immersion.
“Then both Phillip and the eunuch went down into the water and Phillip baptized him. When they came up out of the water...” (Acts 8:38-39)
Who should be baptized?
Anybody who calls themselves a follower of Jesus. Baptism is a step of obedience that publically shows others that someone has personally trusted Jesus for their salvation. Every person who believes in Jesus should be baptized. Having decided to trust Jesus alone for their salvation, they follow Him in baptism as a symbol of their new life in Him. “Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.” (Acts 2:41)
What about children?
Scripturally, all instances of baptism follow an individual’s decision to trust Jesus alone for their salvation. At Eagle Nazarene Church, we wait until children are old enough to believe and understand the meaning of baptism before we baptize them. When a child makes a decision for Christ, we gladly baptize them as a symbol of their faith in Christ.
We ask that you be prepared to share a brief statement regarding your decision to receive Christ into your life. It may be read by a parent if need be. Complete the form below to help you begin to prepare what you would like to share during the service before your baptism.
For indoor services please let us know how many seats you would like reserved for your family to have great seats up front.
We will have a photographer taking pictures however, you may do so as well. We just ask that you stay toward the east side of the baptismal so that the camera is not blocked.
Ready to be baptized? Fill out the form below to sign up for our next baptism!