Are You Ready to be Baptized?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions about Baptism

What is the significance of baptism?

Baptism is an outward expression of what you have already decided in your heart.

Water baptism is a public declaration of three very important things:

  1. You have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal savior.  “Those who accepted his message were baptised” Acts 2:41

  2. You are beginning a changed life in Christ.  “We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” Romans 6:4

  3. You are part of a new family.  “So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ”  Galatians 3:26,27

I have already been baptized. Should I be baptized again?

Your baptism should have signified you becoming a follower of Jesus, beginning a changed life, and uniting with a new family.  If your baptism did not reflect this change of life, then you should be baptized again.

Can my child be baptized?

We encourage any parents/family with LP kids to guide your children through these decisions of faith.

For more information to help guide your child through this important decision get with LP Kids Pastoral Team.

Can my infant be Baptized?

Throughout the New Testament the Bible teaches that baptism is a public expression of worship symbolizing the new life we have when we follow Jesus.  In The Bible we see that Jesus parents dedicated him to the Lord (Luke 22:22-40) and he was later baptized as an adult (Matthew 3:16-17)

We understand that some churches practice “baptism of confirmation” for children.  This ceremony is intended to be a commitment between the parents and God on the behalf of the child.  The parents promise to raise their child in the faith until the child is old enough to make his or her own personal confession of Christ.  This custom began about 300 years after the Bible was completed and is different from the biblical examples of new believers being baptized to publicly profess their faith in Jesus.