What is water baptism?

Water baptism is an important foundation for Christian life. It declares that a person is a follower of Jesus Christ. It is a public confession of a person’s faith in, and commitment to, Jesus Christ. By getting baptized, a person is following Jesus’ example and His commandment for all His disciples to be baptized (Mark 1:9-10, Matthew 16:24, Matthew 28:19-20).

The literal meaning of the word “baptize” is to immerse, to submerge, to dip, to plunge, to place under, and to sink. It was a symbol of identification. Baptism is the outward, public symbol of an inward spiritual commitment.

Water baptism is a very powerful reminder of God’s wonderful grace. The person we were before is dead forever, and we are raised with Jesus as a totally new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17). In the book of Acts, water baptism always seemed to be done without delay; after a new group of people believed on Christ, they quickly identified with Christ by being baptized.

Baptism is a simple, but profound act of obedience that you will carry with you for the rest of your life. If you have not yet taken this step, we strongly encourage you to do so as soon as possible.

At Newport Church we believe that baptism is an important step in any new believer’s life after they made the decision to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior. We look forward to celebrating this milestone event with you as a church family. There are two ways to be baptized. The first way is for our Life Group leaders to baptize anyone in their life group who desires to be baptized. The second way is that from time to time we hold a special baptism service during our regular Sunday Morning worship. If you would like to be baptized by a Life Group leader you may contact them directly to arrange for a time for this to be done. If you would like to be baptized during our next baptism service, please fill out the form below to let us know.

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