In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus gives His followers the command to "make disciples of all nations." He then gives two important steps in making disciples. The first step Jesus gives is to baptize these disciples. Here at Emmaus, we believe baptism is a vital step in your relationship with Jesus.
Baptism does not save you. Your faith in Jesus is what saves you. But this does not mean baptism is not important. Baptism is something Jesus commands us to do (Matt. 28:19-20), and set the example for us by being baptized himself (Matt. 3:13-17). It is also a symbol for our faith in Jesus. Baptism is the outward expression of the inward change Jesus makes in our hearts when he saves us (Rom. 6:1-4). This is something that should be celebrated, and done as a public declaration of your faith before your church family.
If you have recently put your faith in Jesus, or have been a believer for a long time, but have never been baptized, we would love to baptize you! Throughout the year, we will have several all-church baptism Sundays--but you don't have to wait until then! If you would like to be baptized, please fill out the form below. A pastor will contact you shortly after to hear your story, talk through baptism, and schedule a time for you to be baptized. If you are a parent and your child would like to be baptized, please fill out the form as well and a pastor will contact you to set up a time to meet with you and your child.