Baptism

Baptism at Grantham Church

What is baptism all about? Are you interested in being baptized yourself?

Contact the church office to learn more about upcoming opportunities to be baptized and other helpful resources as you consider taking this step in your walk with Jesus.

What is baptism and why is it important for disciples of Jesus?

Jesus was baptized by John (his cousin) in the Jordan River in order to publicly identify with the Kingdom of God that is marked by repentance and heart change. Later, Jesus commands his own disciples to baptize in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in order to identify with him as Lord and outwardly signify a real inner change. In the message Buried & Raised with Christ, Pastor David Flowers helps us understand the meaning of baptism and why it is a necessary step of obedience for believers.

“The baptism of believers is a public witness that they have received Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and are becoming part of the community of faith. We believe that baptism by immersion symbolizes the believer’s submission to Jesus Christ and identification with His death and resurrection.”
Brethren in Christ Articles of Faith and Doctrine (Life of the Church: Ordinances and Practices)
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