Water Baptism

Water Baptism

GO THEREFORE AND MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS,  BAPTIZING THEM IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER AND THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.
MATTHEW 28:19

Why should I be baptized?

Water baptism is obedience to the command of Jesus. He Himself was baptized, setting an example for us to follow.
Matthew 3:13-15

It was Jesus’ last instruction to his disciples. Last instructions are often the most important words one wants to communicate.
Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15-16

Water baptism is an outward sign of an inward work in your life. When you go into the water you show other people that you are following Jesus with your life.
Romans 6:3-4

Water Baptism is a picture of what Jesus did in His death, burial, and resurrection.
1 Peter 3:21

When should I be baptized?

Water baptism should be the first step of faith you take after being born again. You should do it as soon as possible after you are saved.
Acts 2:41, 8:12, 16:32-33

How should I be baptized?

“Jesus, when He was baptized, went up straightway out of the water”
Matthew 3:16

“And they went down into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. And when they came up out of the water…”
Acts 8:38-39a

“Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death…”
Romans 6:4

The definition of the greek word used here (baptizo) is to make whelmed (i.e. fully wet). “You need to be fully immersed in water. Webster defines ”bury” as “to hide or cover”: only immersion fulfills this definition.

What is the criteria for being baptized in water?

You must have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior and have a clear understanding of personal salvation. You must also be at least 6 years old to be baptized at Compelled.

Where and when does the baptism take place?

Baptisms take place in the Bedford Worship Center at all three of our gatherings; Saturday 6PM, Sunday 9AM & 11AM. We also do baptisms annually at our church picnic.

What should I wear?

Men should wear a dark colored T-shirt and dark colored shorts. Women should wear a dark colored T-shirt and dark colored long shorts. Under the dark clothing, a bathing suit or a full set of undergarments should be worn.

What should I bring?

You should bring the clothes you plan to change into for the baptism. You might also want to bring a hair dryer, make-up, towels, dry undergarments, and a bag for your wet clothes.

When should I arrive on the day of my baptism?

SATURDAY NIGHT
Check-in at 5:45PM in the Prayer Room (located in the Worship Center, on the north side of the building). You will then be given further direction by a pastor.

SUNDAY MORNING
Check-in at 8:45AM (9AM Gathering) or 10:45AM (11AM Gathering) in the Prayer Room (located in the Worship Center, on the north side of the building). You will then be given further direction by a pastor.

If you would would like to be water baptized, please fill out the form below and we will be in contact with you about the next Baptism date:

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