What Is Baptism All About?

A simple definition of baptism is, An outward sign of an inward change. There are many verses in the Bible that talk about baptism.

In Acts 2:38-39, the Bible says:

Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. This promise is to you, to your children, and to those far away – all who have been called by the Lord our God.”

Acts 19:4-5 says:

Paul said, “John’s baptism called for repentance from sin. But John himself told the people to believe in the one who would come later, meaning Jesus.” As soon as they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

Baptism does not save us. You can only be saved by faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ. But God designed our journey of faith so that when we put our faith in Christ, one of the next steps we take is making a public statement of our faith and celebrating the new life He has given us, through baptism.

What Does Baptism Signify?

  1. You are publicly identifying with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.
  2. You have turned from your old life of sin and God has given you new life in Jesus.
  3. You’re “going public” with your relationship with Jesus.

When Is The Next Baptism?

We are seeking to have continual baptisms here are Real Life! Fill out the registration form below and we will find a day that works with you and your family!

Here are more common questions about Baptism at Real Life:

Everyone who is going to be baptized is asked to arrive at the church at 10:15 am in the Next Steps room. You will meet a pastor or ministry leader there and they will explain where you can change your clothes, how to make your way into the waters of baptism, and ensure you are ready for your baptism. Baptisms typically take place right after worship and before the sermon.

Once in the water during the service, the pastors will pray with you, then lay hands behind your head and shoulder to help you go under the water. When you come up out of the water, please know that it is fully acceptable to express your feelings. This is a very emotional time. There is nothing more beautiful than people cheering and joining in with you as you celebrate your faith in Jesus. You will then leave the water, dry off, watch and rejoice with the other people who are getting baptized. We will send you a certificate of your baptism to commemorate your commitment to Jesus.