Because Jesus instructed us to be baptized, baptism is an act of obedience. While it is not necessary for salvation, it demonstrates submission to God. We immerse because we believe Scripture shows that Jesus modeled that for us as the way to publicly acknowledge our faith in him. We believe that baptism is an important step of obedience for every person who has accepted Jesus as his or her Savior. You may have attended one of our services, and witnessed a baptism.
Baptism is a way of showing others that you have entered into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It symbolizes what took place in your heart at the time of salvation:
- You accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
- You shared in his death and resurrection, illustrated through baptism by going under the water (dead to your old life), then rising again (new life).
- You were symbolically washed clean, and your sins were forgiven by his death on the cross.
One of the most powerful aspects of baptism at Blount Community Church is the video testimony shown right before your baptism. The video gives you the opportunity to share how you came to know Jesus as your Savior and how he has been working in your life. Our baptism process has been designed to be both simple and meaningful. From the registration form to the baptism meeting, each step has been carefully planned with you in mind.
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