why get baptised?
Jesus said "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit." (Matthew 28:19)
"Whoever believes and is baptised will be saved but whoever who does not believe will be condemned" (Mark 16:16)
"And many of the Corinthians, hearing, believed and were baptised." (Acts 18:8b)
what does baptism mean?
When you get baptised, you are identifying with Jesus's death, burial and resurrection.
- Your old way of life is dead. "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new crreatiuon has come. The old has gone, the new is here." (2 Corinthians 5:17)
- Your old person is buried (symbolically) as you go under the water. "Therefore, we are buried with him through baptism in death…" (Rom 6:4a)
- You are resurrected into a new life (symbolically) as you come up out of the water. "For when you were baptised, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism you were raised with Christ."
Baptism is an outward sign of your inward faith in God. It is a public testimony of your turning away from sin and your intention to live a as a follower of Jesus Christ.
If you would like to explore baptism, then we will need parental permission. Once permission has been received you will be invited to join a Youth Baptism Session, which will provide you will all the teaching and understanding to help you make a final decision.Sign up to Explore baptism