Water Baptism = A declaration of LIFE CHANGE!

We love to see LIFE CHANGE here at Antioch Church!
Water baptism is the perfect time to celebrate corporately all God has been doing individually.

Water Baptism

Water Baptism

Have questions about water baptism or want to get baptized? Feel free to contact us with questions.
What is water baptism?

Baptism is a public profession of faith. It’s a way to show that you’ve accepted Christ. In the same way a wedding ring is used as a symbol of a deep and lasting commitment to a spouse, baptism is a symbol of a deep and lasting relationship with God.

What is the meaning of water baptism?
  • It is a symbol of Christ’s burial and resurrection.  (1 Cor.15:3-4)
  • It is a symbol of your new life as a Christian.  (2 Cor.5:17)
  • Baptism does not make you a believer; it shows that you already are one!
  • Baptism does not save you; only your faith in Christ does that.
Why should I be baptized?
  • Because you want to follow Christ’s example. (Mark 1:9)
  • Because Christ commanded it. (Matt. 28:19-20)
  • Because it shows you are a believer. (Acts 18:8)
  • Because obeying Christ’s command shows you know Him. (1 John 2:3)
Who should be baptized?

Every person who believes in Christ and has made the decision to follow him. The one requirement for baptism is belief in Christ. Therefore, at Antioch Church, we do not baptize children until they are old enough to understand and believe.

When should I be baptized?

As soon as a person decides to believe in Christ, he or she can & should be baptized. While this may not always be possible the very moment you receive Christ, we encourage you to contact Antioch and notify our team that you have accepted Christ and are ready to be baptized!

How does Antioch baptize people?

Like Jesus was baptized – by being immersed under water (Matt. 3:16). Every baptism described in the Bible was by immersion under water. In fact, that’s what baptize literally means. The Greek word “baptizo” means, “to immerse or dip under water.” The act of lowering someone beneath water, then lifting them back up to life-sustaining air is a way to picture a burial and resurrection.