What is Baptism?

Baptism is a declaration of your new relationship in Jesus Christ. It is a response to following Jesus and a first step of obedience. Baptism is a symbolic act representing your new relationship with God. Read below to learn what baptism means, why we do it, and read some related Bible verses.


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When & Where

A few times each year

The location varies, depending on the season and the number of people being baptized. Information will be posted here as soon as it’s scheduled.

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Baptism Oct 2017

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A number of believers were baptized at our most recent baptism at Red Reef Beach! It was a beautiful time of worship, families being baptized and celebrating together, and representing Christ throughout Boca Raton. Take a look at the video to see what a great event it was!

Why should I be baptized?

Jesus commanded it. (Matthew 28:19-20)

It is a significant milestone. Baptism is a point in your life when you make your walk with Jesus Christ public. It is a milestone to remember in your path to following God.

Children from grades K-5 may be baptized if they attend Splash Class on with their parents on May 20. Follow the Splash Class link for more information.

What is the meaning of baptism?

You identify with Christ’s burial and resurrection from the dead. (Colossians 2:12)

You declare your life as a new Christian. In the years following Jesus’ resurrection, the early church would baptize new believers in a river or lake. Before entering the water, the new believer would take their outer garment off. They would be baptized and then given a new outer garment when they came out of the water. This act was symbolic of the passing of the old live and the person being made new in Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:7)

Why should I be baptized by immersion?

Being baptized by immersion simply means that you are totally immersed under water.

Jesus was baptized by immersion. (Matthew 3:16)

Every baptism in the Bible was by immersion (Acts 8:38-39)

The Greek word “baptizo” literally means “to immerse”

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