Baptism shows others that you have been made new. It represents your old sinful life being washed clean because of your faith in Jesus.
For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives. Romans 6:4 NLT
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can be baptized?
Anyone 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
HOw do you baptize? total immersion? sprinkling?
Many churches baptize many different ways! Here at Crossroads, we try to baptize just as Jesus was - by being immersed in water.
"As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water." Matthew 3:16
The word "baptize" literally means "to dip under water." The Greek word "baptizo" means "to immerse or dip under water."
Can my child be baptized?
Of course! Here are Crossroads, we believe as a child grows, each child needs to make their own personal decision for Christ when they're old enough to understand and believe for themselves. Of course, that time can be different for each child. Based on our experience, we suggest waiting to baptize a child until they reach the age of 6 or 7 years old. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions!