Baptism

Baptism

Baptism is a unique opportunity to tell others about your faith in Jesus. Through baptisms, we’ve helped thousands of people share their stories of how following Jesus made their life better and made them better at life. We’d love to help you experience baptism for yourself and allow God to use your faith story to impact other people.
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Baptism Stories

God Never Gives Up

Posted on August 28, 2018

BY TOM DUKE, GRACE ATTENDER I have been told numerous times lately, and with very clear direction from God, that my story needs to be shared in a larger capacity…but in...

My Baptism/Rooted Story

Posted on May 09, 2018

BY BETH MONTGOMERY, DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES I sat in my Rooted Group on the first week and admitted, I had never been baptized as an adult. Naturally,...

Surrender: Not My First Baptism

Posted on April 13, 2016

This was not my first baptism. I was saved in a Missionary Baptist Church when I was twelve. Shortly after, I was baptized. Since I started attending Grace ten years ago,...

 

 

 

Baptism Is Just The Beginning

Baptism is both intensely personal - it's one of a kind, it's unique - but it's also a story shared by millions of others throughout history. Christ-followers in every generation who have surrendered their lives to the Messiah, and who have been used by God to transform this world. Baptisms give us hope. But, it's only the beginning. Watch video.
 

 

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:17 


Baptism FAQs

Why should I be baptized?

Baptism is a public way to profess your faith around your community. When you become a Christian, you die to your old way of life and you begin a whole new life. Romans 6:8 states, “Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.” The very act of baptism is a picture of what happens to you spiritually, being completely submerged and rising out of the waters proclaiming your new life. Baptism is not the only way we profess to be a Christian, but it is a significant way. 

Do I need to be baptized to be 'saved'? 

No. The Bible teaches that a person is saved by repentance from sin and faith in Christ. “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38.) In Luke 23, the thief on the cross recognized Jesus, reached out to Him, and Jesus promised him salvation. That dying thief had no opportunity to be baptized. We know that there can be obstacles for some individuals to get baptized, but God knows your heart and doesn't "require" us as Christ-followers to be baptized. 

How should I be baptized?

Cannonball style. Kidding of course, Grace Church believes that people should be baptized by immersion as opposed to sprinkling or pouring. The term “baptize” literally means to immerse. This was how people in the bible were baptized. Also, immersion best symbolizes what happens spiritually when you become a Christ-follower.

When should I be baptized?

You should be baptized after you have given your life to Christ (some call this being "saved" or “born again”). Remember, you are not baptized in order to become a Christian. You are baptized because you are a Christian. Grace Church holds baptism celebrations several times per year. You can contact info@gracechurch.ush or call the office at (317) 848-2722 for more information about baptism.

What if I was baptized as an infant?

There are different perspectives on infant baptism. Some denominations and traditions baptize infants while others do not. Perhaps you were baptized as an infant. How should you view that baptism? You certainly want to show respect to your parents and their viewpoints, as well as be grateful to God for any spiritual influence they had in your life. However, our understanding of what the Bible teaches us that baptism is an action that follows conversion. So, if you have not been baptized since you have made a decision for Christ, we would recommend that you get baptized

Can my children be baptized?

Yes! Baptism is a decision made by the individual as a way to express their personal commitment to Christ. Because this commitment requires a level of cognitive and developmental readiness, we ask that you talk with your child(ren) and their pastor about this commitment first. 

If you have any further questions regarding baptism, please feel free to contact us by filling out the contact form or by calling the main church line at (317) 848-2722.

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