What is Baptism?

Baptism is going public about your faith in Jesus. It's your chance to admit your sinfulness, follow the model that Jesus himself set, and declare to the world that you have a heart-felt commitment to follow Him. It's the next step after salvation.

"The old has gone. The new has come." - 2 Corinthians 5:17

"...Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins... - Acts 2:38

Frequently Asked Questions

Jesus forgives our sins when we place our faith and trust in Him. We are saved when we acknowledge that it's only by the sacrifice of His death and the miracle of His resurrection that we are made clean and whole. At Emmanuel, we call this “coming to Christ.”
If you’ve come to Christ, you are ready to be baptized.
In a marriage ceremony, the bride and groom exchange rings and publicly profess their love for and dedication to one another - in front of God, their friends, and their family. Similarly, when we are baptized, we publicly profess our love for and dedication to Jesus. We establish ourselves as His followers - His disciples.
1. You are done with your old life (going underwater) and you have started a new life in Christ (coming out of the water).
2. Jesus has cleansed you of sin through your faith.
3. You publicly pledge to follow Christ.
Baptism is an act of obedience, not a requirement for salvation. We fully immerse underwater because Jesus modeled this as the way to publicly acknowledge our faith in Him.
Some churches choose to christen or baptize infants.

While Emmanuel Church recognizes the right of other churches to practice infant christening, we interpret Scripture to instruct that only those who place their faith in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sin qualify for baptism.

Baptism does not make you a believer; rather, it shows that you ARE a believer.

How Do I Get Baptized?

This video from Pastor Danny will lead you through the baptism process.

To register for baptism at your campus, click "Register."

I’ve Been Baptized! What’s Next?

You're asking the right questions! First off, congratulations! You've taken a key step on the path towards a transformed life. Now there's more to discover...

You faith is designed to to be lived out in fellowship with others - you're not meant to go it alone. We all need people to support us, challenge us, and pray for us. Join a group and take the next step towards community.