What Is Baptism?
We believe baptism is a necessary step whenever someone decides to commit his or her life to Jesus. We believe the Bible teaches baptism, by immersion in water, of those old enough to make their own decision for Jesus as part of the formal process of becoming a Christian.
The actual water doesn't necessarily do anything special (we believe that God's grace is what saves us) but it is commanded by Jesus and symbolizes two things: the washing away of sins and the "old self" being buried with the "new self" raised with Christ.
Watch the short video below from our senior minister, Dr. Stephen "Doc" Pattison, about why baptism is so important to us.
If you've made the decision to follow Jesus, this is your next step. Our next Baptisms at the Beach is this Sunday, August 29th at 2:30pm hosted at Mulholland Beach. Register for Baptisms at the Beach here.
To get to the beach, you want to take the East-West Connector (KY -676) to Old Lawrenceburg Rd (KY-420 S). From there travel around 1.2 miles to turn LEFT onto Ninevah Rd. Then travel about 1.9 miles until you reach Mulholland Rd. Turn LEFT onto Mulholland and drive about a mile. Please follow the signs and park in the cul-de-sac.
Need more information about baptism?
Do you think baptism might be the next step for you - but you're not sure? Maybe you've got some questions that you've always wanted to ask. Join us for a short 20-30 minute Getting Started class. Our senior minister Dr. Stephen "Doc" Pattison will lead you through the history of baptism and what it symbolizes.
Our Getting Started class, open to kids, students and adults, runs regularly on the first Sunday of the month at 12:15pm (right after our 11am service) in the Connections Room in the lobby.
As always, you don't have to wait until the baptism class to talk about baptism. Email us today!