The old life is gone!

If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior and would like to make a public declaration of that decision, we encourage you to participate in Water Baptism at Vertical Church.

“The old life is gone; a new life has begun.”
– 2 Corinthians 5:17

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The Importance of Baptism
Why is baptism essential to our faith?

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the meaning of Baptism?

It represents Jesus Christ’s death and RESURRECTION.
“Christ died for our sins… He was buried…And He was raised on the third day.” – 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
“For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with Him, you were raised to a new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead.” – Colossians 2:12

It represents my NEW LIFE as a follower of Christ.
“We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” – Romans 6:4

Baptism is like a wedding ring: It’s the outward representation of the commitment you made in your heart to God. Baptism shows that you already believe, but doesn’t make you a believer. Baptism does not “save” you. Only Christ saves you by grace through faith in Him.n heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.’”
Matthew 28:18–20

Who should be baptized?

ANYONE who is a believer in Jesus Christ.”Those who accepted His message were baptized.” – Acts 2:41

Why should I be baptized?

To follow the example set by JESUS CHRIST.
“At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.” – Mark 1:9

Because Christ COMMANDS it.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” – Matthew 28:19-20

When should I get baptized?

As soon as you have believed! There is no reason to delay. As soon as you receive Christ into your life, you can — and should be – baptized. You can be a Christian without being baptized, but you can’t be an obedient Christian without following the Lord in the believer’s baptism.

I have already been baptized. Should I be baptized again?

Your baptism should have signified you becoming a follower of Jesus, beginning a changed life, and uniting with a new family. If your baptism did not reflect this change of life, then you should be baptized again.

Can my child be baptized?

We will baptize any child who understands what baptism symbolizes and wants to make that personal public declaration. We encourage any parents to partner with our Vertical Kids and VSM (Vertical Student Ministry) to guide your children through these decisions of faith.

Can my infant be baptized?

Throughout the New Testament, the Bible teaches that baptism is a public expression of worship symbolizing the new life we have when we follow Jesus. In the Bible we see that Jesus’ parents dedicated him to the Lord (Luke 2:22–40), and he was later baptized as an adult (Matthew 3:16–17).We understand that some churches practice “baptism of confirmation” for children. This ceremony is intended to be a commitment between the parents and God on behalf of the child. The parents promise to raise their child in the faith until the child is old enough to make his or her own personal confession of Christ. This custom began about 300 years after the Bible was completed and is different from the biblical examples of new believers being baptized to publicly profess their faith in Jesus.

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