What is water baptism?
Water baptism is an outward expression of inward decision. It's an important step of obedience that shows others that we have decided to believe in and on Jesus for our salvation.

Why do we do it?
There are several reasons why water baptism should be a next step of a follower of Jesus:

1. Because Jesus was water baptized himself - Mt. 3:13-17
Water baptism is traced all the way back to Jesus, when He was water baptized by John the Baptist right before He started His earthly ministry.

2. Jesus also commanded that we follow His example by baptizing others - Mt 28:19.
In Jesus' final marching orders to His disciples, he tells them to go into all the world and make disciples. Part of the disciple-making process outlined by Jesus is the act of water baptism.

3. The apostles urged other believers to be water baptized - Acts 2:38
Peter, during his powerful sermon on the day of Pentecost, told the crowd "Repent and be baptized, everyone of you."

4. It was faithfully practiced in the early church (Acts 2:38; 8:38; 9:18; 16:15; 16:31).
The Ethiopian Eunuch, Paul, Lydia and the prison guard, are all examples in the book of Acts of believers in the early church, who after deciding to believe in and on Jesus, were water baptized as a next step.

5. Jesus closely connected baptism with the experience of salvation - Romans 6:4
By going down into the water, we illustrate that our way of life in sin is dead and buried by faith in Christ. By being raised up out of the water, we show that we have been raised by the Spirit and made alive in Christ.

How do we do it?
We practice water baptism by immersion. The Greek word baptize (βαπτιζω) means to dip repeatedly, to immerse, to submerge.

If you are interested in taking this next step or would like more information, please reach out to us in one of the following ways:
  • Connect with one of our pastors or ministry team leaders.
  • Email us: trinityagcorydon@live.com
  • Call the church office - (812) 783-2516