Baptism - Jesus' Command
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." - Matthew 28:19
The Meaning of BaptismBased upon the New Testament account, water baptism is one's rightful response to Christ's command recorded in Matthew 28. While baptism is not the agency of salvation it does serve as a significant, outward sign, or testimony, of the inward work of regeneration which occurred the instant Christ was received by faith as Savior and Lord. It speaks of obedience in one's life. It also speaks of submission to Christ's Lordship and leadership. Just as importantly, it speak of unity, submission and commitment to His body, the church.
The Mode of BaptismIdentification with Christ in His death and burial is most clearly depicted through immersion. Being fully submersed in water is consistent with the biblical pattern of baptism in the early church, as well as Jesus' baptism, while the coming up out of the water speaks of one's reception and participation in the present and future benefits of Christ's resurrection. Romans 6: 3 - 4
Those who would like to be baptized must attend a pre-service class that morning at 9:30 AM in the House Studio (located directly behind the House Auditorium platform). Parents are encouraged to attend with their child. For a Calvary campus map, please CLICK HERE
Water Baptism candidates may choose to wear comfortable clothing of their choice under the baptismal robes (either a bathing suit or t-shirt and shorts) but will need to bring a change of clothes and anything else required for personal grooming (comb, brush, and/or make-up). Calvary will supply towels and blow dryers. Following the baptismal ceremony, candidates can join their family and friends in the service.
For more information, please contact (407) 644-1199, ext. 263.
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