You are taking the next step and that is phenomenal!
At Refreshing Spring Church, we are excited to welcome everyone and encourage them as they move forward in their purpose with God. Baptism is truly a great step forward as we rise from the water, walking in the “newness of life.” (Romans 6:4) Are you going to perfect after getting baptized? No. Will you strive to please God? That’s the goal!
In RSC, baptism is full immersion in water in Jesus’ name. We baptize in the name of Jesus Christ, following the example of scripture and to remind each of us that we are new creatures in Christ. Therefore old things are passed away and all things are become new. (Acts 19:5; 2 Corinthians 5:17)
Baptism is not for the purpose of joining a church. Peter instructed his listeners to repent and be baptized for the removal of their sins. (Acts 2:38) That’s why it is a such a joyous occasion. This act is an outward expression of my internal commitment, washing me of the person I used to be.
Is it important? Absolutely! As a matter of fact, Jesus tells us to be born of the water and the Spirit to make it to heaven. (John 3:3, 5) So it is imperative that every believer be baptized in water just as Jesus was. (Matthew 3:16) After all, he was our example.
So what does one need to be baptized?
Have you repented of your sins? (This means to ask God to forgive you for all the wrong actions you have ever committed; and asking for this forgiveness with a mentality to strive for better.)
Do/Will you publicly confess Jesus as your Lord and Savior?
Well, if the answer to both of those questions is “yes,” now it’s time for you to be baptized. Fill out the sign-up form below and have the following items ready when your baptism date arrives:
Dark colored shirt (not see-through once wet)
Dark colored bottom (not see-through once wet)
A change of clothes to follow the baptism