When we are baptized we declare before God, church, and family our allegiance to Jesus Christ. It is a public statement that our life now belongs to Christ.
In Matthew 28 Jesus gives the disciples the Great Commission to preach the Gospel, make disciples, and baptize them. As followers of Christ we, too, are called to make disciples and become baptized as a symbol of what Christ has done for us. Baptism is not essential for salvation, but is a response to salvation. In Acts 3, Peter calls people to repent, be baptized, and receive the Holy Spirit. Baptism is a symbolic identification with Christ in His death and resurrection.
In Romans 6:1-2 the Apostle Paul writes: “Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just was Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in the newness of life.” We believe water baptism is symbolic of the transformation God works in us.
Baptisms occur once a month. If you want to be baptized, register or call the church office at: (520) 573-9933 to schedule an appointment.
We’re so happy to join you in this and present this opportunity for you to follow Jesus.
Please bring a towel and a change of clothes (changing rooms are available).
Children under 13 should talk to a children’s overseer with their parents before coming to be baptized. Our Children’s Ministry overseer for the West Campus is Yadath Garcia and East Campus is Amanda Back. Contact Children's Ministry Overseer.