BAPTISM

What are you waiting for? 

WHAT IS BAPTISM?

We understand from Scripture that baptism is the next step in your salvation story. Jesus commands his disciples by saying to them.
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in 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, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
- Matthew 28:18-20.

Baptism shows that we placed our faith in Jesus Christ. It represents that we are dying to our old self as we are being lowered into the water, then being raised to the newness of life through Jesus as we are lifted out of the water.
What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 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 6:1-4

If you have decided to follow Jesus or want to make that decision today, then baptism is your next step! Maybe you have decided long ago to follow Jesus. Then this next verse is for you.
And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.'
-Acts 22:16

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We'll have everything you need.

FREE Shirt

Get a FREE shirt we've made especially for you to remember this day as you take your next step in your journey with Jesus.

Extra Clothes

We will provide shorts, slippers, towels, and even underwear that you can get wet in, so you can change back into your normal clothes afterwards.

Toiletries

We have hair dryers, brushes, and feminine products in case you need them.

MORE ON BAPTISM.

Watch this message from Pastor Greg all about baptism and why it is right for you.

Baptism FAQ

Immersion or sprinkle?

We do not sprinkle at Oasis Church. We believe in the full immersion into water. In fact the word "Baptism" literally means to immerse or submerge. Every example of baptism given to us in the New Testament was done by immersion.

Do you baptize children?

Yes and no. The Bible leads us to believe in the age of accountability before baptism is to take place. This is not a specific age but a cognitive ability of a child to make the decision for themselves and understand what they are doing.

What am I baptized in?

We have a portable baptismal that we fill with clean warm water. It has a few steps you will need to get up, then a nice seat in the water where you are able to lean back in as the pastor helps you down under the water then lifts you back up.

When do baptisms take place?

We hold our baptisms after each serve on Baptism Sunday's. Baptism Sunday's happen at random time throughout the year or whenever people request to be baptized.

Take the plunge.

We'd love to walk with you on your journey to Christ. Fill out the form below to let us know you want to be baptized.