What Is Water Baptism?

"Baptism" literally means to be submerged in water. Water Baptism is an outward act that symbolizes an inward washing away of sin and a new life as a follower of Jesus.

Is Water Baptism for Me?

Water Baptism is for anyone who has become a believer and follower of Jesus as their Lord and Savior. We encourage all who have made a decision to follow Christ to be Water Baptized. It is part of being a disciple (disciplined follower) as taught by Jesus: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19).

If you were baptized as an infant—but have made a decision to follow Christ as an adult—we encourage you to be Water Baptized based on your new personal faith.

How Do I Prepare?

It’s simple. Kindly do the following:

  • Read our Fact Sheet to help you become more familiar with our process. Then, click the "Register Now" button to sign up for both your Pre-Water Baptism Class (online or in person) and your Water Baptism service. To take our online class, simply click the button below.
  • Read and submit the Christ Church What We Believe statement.
  • We would love to hear about your salvation experience and what our loving Savior means to you! Please share a brief description of your story that includes:
    • What led to your decision to follow Jesus?
    • When and how did you commit your life to Jesus?
    • How has your life changed since your salvation?
What Should I Expect?

A celebration! As people like you take that next step in their faith, our entire church rejoices! In addition, our aim is to always provide you with a safe and transformative ministry experience—by employing our customary best practices. Click HERE to learn more.

Water Baptism Resources to Help You Get Ready

Questions? Email WaterBaptism@ChristChurchUSA.org and a member of our team will get back to you.