What Is Baptism and Why Is It Important?

September 11 @ 9:30 am
Main Conference Room, Tates Creek Campus

Get all of your questions answered at this informative orientation. We will demonstrate how baptism is done at Immanuel and alleviate any concerns you may have about the experience. By attending this orientation, you are not committing to or signing up to be baptized. It is simply an opportunity to help you understand baptism better. Designed for ages 13 and up, students ages 13-17 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

What is Baptism?

Baptism isn’t required for salvation, but it is the first step of faith for believers. The baptismal water doesn’t save anyone. It’s Jesus who does that. Baptism is a picture of the work that Jesus has done in a person’s heart.

Baptism illustrates Christ’s death, burial,

and resurrection as seen in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4.
It shows our new life as a follower of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17).
The Biblical word for baptism is baptizo, which means to immerse. We believe that Baptism is to be fully 
immersed in water.

Why should I be Baptized?

We believe there are lots of good reasons! 
Here are just a few:

Jesus was baptized! (Matthew 3:13-17)
Jesus told us that we should be baptized as part of his
Great Commission. (Matthew 28:19-20)
It's your opportunity to tell the world that you are
not ashamed to follow Him!

How do I get Baptized?

At Immanuel, we recommend those seeking to be baptized attend a baptism orientation. This class explains what baptism is and isn’t, and why baptism is important. Once a person has attended the orientation, they can work with our staff to schedule their baptism. 

If you are unable to attend one of our baptism orientations, you can schedule a time to meet with one of our Pastors.

*Baptism Orientation is designed for ages 13 and up. We ask that a parent/guardian of all 13-17 year olds accompany their student to Orientation or meeting with an IBC Pastor. We do ask that elementary children, along with their parent(s), meet with our Lead Kids Pastor prior to baptism.