Baptism

"An outward expression of an inward change"

 

Understanding Baptism

The word "Baptism" as it appears in the Bible is translated from the Greek word baptizo, which means to immerse, plunge, or dip. It refers to an act of submersion in water followed by emergence from the water, historically in public rivers.

 

What is Baptism?

What is the Significance of Baptism?

Baptism is an outward expression of an inward change that has occurred in your heart. Baptism is your opportunity to show the world outwardly the incredible miracle that Jesus has done inwardly.

 

Why Should I be Baptized?

Baptism is a special step in following the example set by Jesus. In Matthew Jesus commanded baptism and it is also a public confession of faith that demonstrates to the world that I am a believer.

 

Do I need to be baptized on a Sunday?
Who will baptize me?
Will I have to say anything?
Can my family be baptized together?
What should I wear?
Why be baptized by immersion?
How soon should a person be baptized once they believe in Christ
Why do we Require a person to be a baptized believer in order to be a member of Court Street Christian Church?
Why do we require a person to be a baptized believer in order to be a member of Court Street Christian Church?

In all the Biblical examples we have, this was the pattern of the early church. We do not believe that we would be following the Scripture if we allowed less than that.

How soon should a person be baptized once they believe in Christ?

The pattern in Acts was "immediately" (Acts 2:41)

Why be baptized by immersion?

Because Jesus was baptized that way. Also every Baptism in the Bible was by immersion and the word "baptize" means "to immerse"

What should I wear?

A swimsuit. We provide towels, t-shirts & shorts to wear.

Can my family be baptized together?

Yes! It is a wonderful expression of commitment, and it is important to remember that baptism is an individual statement of faith.

Will I have to say anything?

We ask a quick question to make a public profession of faith.

Who will baptize me?

Any Christian can baptize another! Many people choose family, spiritual mentors or pastors.

Do I need to be baptized on a Sunday?

A private baptism can be arranged.

FAQs

Next Steps

If you are interested in Baptism or just want to learn more about it then e-mail us at church@courtstreet.org to get in touch with a pastor.