Baptism

And now why are you wait­ing? Arise and be bap­tized, and wash away your sins, call­ing on the name of the Lord.
Acts 22:16

What is
Baptism?

Bap­tism is an out­ward sign of the inward work of regen­er­a­tion that God has done in our hearts and a pub­lic expres­sion of our faith in Jesus Christ. It is some­thing that Jesus exem­pli­fied for us, and is a way for us to pro­claim our com­mit­ment to the Lord.

Why should I be baptized?

It’s a pub­lic dec­la­ra­tion of our new iden­ti­ty in Christ.

There­fore we are buried with him by bap­tism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glo­ry of the Father, even so we also should walk in new­ness of life.
Romans 6:4

Jesus com­mand­ed it.

Go there­fore and make dis­ci­ples of all the nations, bap­tiz­ing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spir­it, teach­ing them to observe all things that I have com­mand­ed you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen.
Matthew 28:19 – 20

Jesus set the exam­ple for us.

Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jor­dan to be bap­tized by him.
Matthew 3:13

Who should be baptized?

In Acts 2:38 Peter told those want­i­ng to be saved:

Repent, and let every one of you be bap­tized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remis­sion of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spir­it.

If you have accept­ed Christ Jesus as your Lord and Sav­ior, then you are ready to be baptized!

At Athey, we do bap­tisms sev­er­al times each year. Our church fam­i­ly likes to cel­e­brate along­side those who are choos­ing to fol­low Jesus’ com­mand to be bap­tized. If you are inter­est­ed in attend­ing or being bap­tized in the future you can check our events page to see if we have a bap­tism sched­uled in the near future.

If you have any ques­tions about bap­tism, please con­tact the church office.