WATER BAPTISM

An Outward Symbol of an Inward Decision!

Water Baptism is an incredible demonstration of your new life in Christ! When you get baptized, you’re publicly declaring your faith in Jesus and letting the whole world know your totally committed to following Him. If you’ve been thinking about getting baptized, we’d love for you to check out this page for more info and register for our next Water Baptism (date TBD).

Why Should I Be Baptized?

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 haven't taken this faith-building step yet, then we encourage you to do so at our next Water Baptism Sunday—which takes place at our Montclair & Rockaway campuses during all services (date TBD)! This day of celebration will be highlighted by people, just like you, making an outward expression of their inward change!

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.

What Is Water Baptism?

Water Baptism is a beautiful picture of what our Lord has done for us. As we are completely immersed in the water, we symbolize burial with our Lord; we are baptized into His death on the cross and are no longer slaves to self or sin (Romans 6:3–7).

When we are raised out of the water, we are symbolically resurrected—raised to new life in Christ to be with Him forever, born into the family of our loving God (Romans 8:16).

Water Baptism also illustrates the spiritual cleansing we experience when we are saved; just as water cleanses the flesh, so the Holy Spirit cleanses our hearts when we trust Christ.

When Is the Next Water Baptism?

Our next Water Baptism Sunday has yet to be determined, but stay tuned for updates—and register below to be a part of it!

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How Do I Prepare?

It’s simple. Kindly do the following:

  • You must be born again. Namely, one who has become a follower of Christ and entered into a personal relationship with Him. “…He that believes and is baptized shall be saved…” (Mark 16:16; John 3:3-8; Romans 10:9-10)
  • You must attend the Pre-Water Baptism Class either in person or online. The class will help you understand the meaning of Water Baptism and its significance. If you’re a minor, we ask for parental approval.
  • You must acknowledge the Christ Church Doctrinal Statement. The doctrinal statement will be completed during registration and helps confirm that you understand and are not in conflict with the fundamental Christian Doctrines of Christ Church. These doctrines should be accepted without violation of conscience. However, opportunities are available to receive clarifications if needed.
What Should I Expect?

A celebration! As people like you take that next step in their faith, our entire church rejoices! In addition, our aim is to always provide you with a safe and transformative ministry experience—by employing our customary best practices.

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Questions? Email WaterBaptism@ChristChurchUSA.org and a member of our team will get back to you.