Baptism

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Baptism

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Embrace your journey with Christ by following His call to baptism. This act symbolizes our faith in Jesus’ resurrection and our commitment to a new life in Him, reflecting our dedication to His teachings. While not a prerequisite for salvation, baptism is a powerful demonstration of our love and obedience to Christ. At 360 Church, we’re ready to support you in this public declaration of faith, aligning with our values of simplicity, courage, and relational intentionality. Join us in taking this meaningful step together with intentional community and spiritual growth.

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Interested in learning about baptism?

Interested in learning about baptism? Join our Baptism Class at 360 Church. It’s an open, informative space for anyone with questions or curiosity about baptism, with no commitment to be baptized just by attending. We encourage you to register so we can tailor the class to your needs, but the decision to be baptized is entirely yours. Come explore this important aspect of obedience in our faith in a supportive environment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Jesus was baptized, so by getting baptized, we’re following his example.

‘At that time Jesus came from Nazareth . . . and was baptized by John in the Jordan [River]. Mark 1:9

Jesus commanded that his followers be baptized.

“[Jesus said,] ‘Go then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples, baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you.'” Matthew 28:19-20

Baptism is your public declaration of faith in Jesus.

“. . . many of the Corinthians who heard [him] believed and were baptized.” Acts 18:8

Getting baptized shows that you know Jesus on a personal level.

“We know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.” 1 John 2:3

It’s a symbol of Jesus’ burial and resurrection.

“Christ died for our sins . . . he was buried . . . And he rose again.”—1 Corinthians 15:3, 4

“For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism you were also raised with Christ.”—Colossians 2:12

It’s a symbol of your new life as a Christian.

“Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”—2 Corinthians 5:17

“By our baptism, then, we were buried with him and shared his death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from death . . . we also might live a new life.”—Romans 6:4

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. Baptism is like a wedding ring. It’s the outward symbol of an inward commitment you’ve made in your heart.

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith… it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.”—Ephesians 2:8, 9

Attending the Baptism Class at 360 Church offers several benefits:

  1. Understanding Baptism: The class provides a comprehensive understanding of the significance of baptism in the Christian faith. It’s an opportunity to explore its biblical foundations and symbolic meanings.

  2. Addressing Questions: Whether you have specific questions or general curiosities about baptism, the class offers a welcoming space for discussion and clarity.

  3. Community Support: Joining the class connects you with others who are on a similar spiritual journey, fostering a sense of community and shared learning.

  4. Informed Decision Making: We believe in making informed and heartfelt decisions about your decision to follow Christ. The class equips you with the knowledge to decide about baptism without any pressure.

  5. Alignment with Vision: The class embodies our church’s vision of relational intentionality and spiritual growth, helping you to better understand our church’s approach to faith and baptism.

Not at all. The class is designed for anyone interested in learning about baptism, regardless of where they are in their decision-making process. It’s an informative session, not a commitment ceremony.

Every person who has made the decision to believe in Christ should be baptized.

“Those who accepted his message were baptized.”Acts 2:41

“But when they believed Philip as he preached good news . . . and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.”—Acts 8:12

“Simon himself believed and was baptized . . .”Acts 8:13

The one requirement for baptism is belief in Jesus! This is why we don’t baptize children until they’re old enough to understand and believe for themselves

Like Jesus was baptized — by being immersed in water.

“As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water.”—Matthew 3:16


Every baptism recorded in the Bible was done in water.

“Then both Philip and the (man) went down into the water and Philip baptized him. When they came up out of the water . . .”—Acts 8:38, 39


The word “baptize” literally means “to dip under water.” The Greek word “baptizo” means “to immerse or dip under water.”

 

It’s the best way to depict Jesus’ burial and resurrection.

Check out what these famous Christians have said about water baptism.

Martin Luther—“I would have those who are to be baptized to be entirely immersed, as the word imports and the mystery signifies.”

John Calvin—“The word ‘baptize’ signifies to immerse. It is certain that immersion was the practice of the ancient church.”

John Wesley—“Buried with Him, alluding to baptizing by immersion according to the custom of the first church.”

The class typically runs for a single session, lasting about an hour. No prior preparation is needed – just come with an open mind and any questions you might have.

For children birth through elementary school we would encourage you to reach out to our Kids Ministry Team for questions about children baptism. They will be the best positioned to answer your questions and help you with next steps. Likewise for our Student Ministry (middle and high school) please reach out to our Student Ministry Team. 

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