In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus commands his followers to make disciples and baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. All who repent and believe on Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior are to be baptized. Through water baptism, we declare to the world that we have died with Christ and that we also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. If you have made a decision to follow Christ and have not yet been baptized, we encourage you to take this next step.
NEXT WATER BAPTISM CELEBRATION: September 18 & September 19
NEXT BAPTISM INFO CLASS: December 5 in East Hartford at 10:15am and in East Windsor at 9:30am
We are excited that you are interested in water baptism. We believe that baptism is an important step of obedience for every person who has accepted Christ as his or her Savior.
To sign up for our next water baptism celebration, simply click the button below.
When Should I Be Baptized?
As soon as you have personally placed your trust in Jesus Christ for salvation.
Can My Child Be Baptized?
Yes, your child can be baptized if he/she has personally placed his/her faith in Jesus Christ for salvation. We highly recommend children under age 12 speak with our Children’s Pastor prior to their baptism.
What do I wear?
Bring your baptism clothes to the service. Women/girls should wear shorts and a (non-white) top rather than a swimsuit, or a dark colored t-shirt that completely covers the swimsuit. Men/boys should wear a swimsuit or shorts, and a t-shirt. Bring a change of clothes, a towel, and a plastic bag for your wet clothes.
Will I Have To Say Anything – What Can I Expect?
No, you do not have to say a thing. We will call out your name to come into the baptism pool then take your photo. You will be able to download this photo and a letter confirming your water baptism will be sent to you in the mail after your baptism. One of our pastors/leaders will say a few words and briefly lower you to just below the surface of the water. You can then exit the baptism pool and watch as others celebrate their baptism.
Can My Family Be Baptized Together?
Yes! If each family member understands fully the meaning of baptism, and each one has personally placed his/her trust in Christ for salvation, we encourage families to be baptized at the same time. Young children who wish to be baptized are asked to meet with our Children’s Pastor for a pre-baptism conversation prior to being baptized.
How Do I Prepare My Testimony?
As you write your testimony, focus on the elements of your story that illustrate God’s work in your life, how He drew you to Himself, how your heart turned to Him in repentance, and the trust you have in Christ as your Lord and Savior. It should also include what a new life in Christ is like.