January Water Baptism
Congratulations! If you are reading this its because you are considering getting baptized! We are so proud of your for taking this next step. The Bible clearly teaches that baptism is the first step of obedience after making a commitment to Jesus. Baptism allows a believer to communicate to the world their heart-felt commitment to Christ.
People often have questions regarding baptism: Why should I be baptized? I've already been baptized, do I have to do it again? These are all questions that can be answered for you in our baptism class happening at 10:30 am in The House on the first Sunday of each month. Baptisms will take place after our 10:30 am service.
If you are getting baptized, please bring a change of clothes, towel, and dark colored shorts to get baptized in. You will receive a free baptism t-shirt to get baptized in.
Join us on the first Sunday of every month at our main campus where we will celebrate water baptism. Baptisms will be offered after the second service. Check below for dates most convenient for you, and invite your family and friends to witness you take this next step in your faith!
Those who are baptized are following Jesus’ example and obeying His command.
Water baptism is a public declaration of three very important things:
Your baptism should have signified you becoming a follower of Jesus, beginning a changed life, and uniting with a new family. If your baptism did not reflect this change of life, then you should be baptized again.
We will baptize elementary aged children who understand what baptism symbolizes and wants to make that personal public declaration. We encourage any parents to partner with our City Kids ministry leaders to guide your children through these decisions of faith.
Throughout the New Testament, the Bible teaches that baptism is a public expression of worship symbolizing the new life we have when we follow Jesus. In the Bible we see that Jesus’ parents dedicated him to the Lord (Luke 2:22–40), and he was later baptized as an adult (Matthew 3:16–17).
We understand that some churches practice “baptism of confirmation” for children. This ceremony is intended to be a commitment between the parents and God on the behalf of the child. The parents promise to raise their child in the faith until the child is old enough to make his or her own personal confession of Christ. This custom began about 300 years after the Bible was completed and is different from the biblical examples of new believers being baptized to publicly profess their faith in Jesus.
At Highlands we provide opportunities for child dedication and believer’s baptism. To schedule a Parent/Child Dedication, please complete the Baby Dedication Registration Form.