WHAT? 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.

WHO? 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.

WHEN? TBD. Check back soon for the dates of our next Water Baptism Weekend.

WHERE? Water Baptism Weekend takes place every spring and fall at both our Montclair and Rockaway campuses.

HOW? Join the celebration! By registering online for both a mandatory pre-baptism class and a baptism service, you will be prepared and scheduled for your special day!

Preparing for Water Baptism
  1. Register online by completing form and choosing your Pre-Water Baptism Class and Water Baptism Service, and then attend class either in person or online.
  2. Read and sign the Christ Church doctrinal statement.
  3. Write a brief description of your salvation experience to include:
    • 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?

Are You Ready?