We are so thrilled you have made the choice in your personal walk with Jesus to be baptized. This is an act of spiritual worship, obedience and acknowledgment of Christ as Lord of your life. Thanks for wanting to share this part of your journey here at COC! Baptism is done at COC publically and loudly. Our Baptism is held at church, at homes … we’ve even used a hot tub a time or two. We love to celebrate those that are making that public proclamation! What are you waiting for? Say YES to God and sign up!
WHY BE BAPTIZED?
Baptism by immersion is a representation of something which has already taken place in the heart of a person the moment he/she surrendered their life to Christ (1 Pet. 3:21). Baptism is the public acknowledgment of our death to self, burial, and resurrection of a new life we have found in Jesus Christ.
As a believer, we have been “crucified” (standing upright in water), we have been “buried” (immersed into the water), and we have been “resurrected into new life” (raised out of the water). This becomes a picture of a spiritual birth as defined in Rom. 6:3-5 and 1 Corinthians 12:13. It is the outward testimony of the believer’s inward faith. A sinner is saved the moment their faith is placed in the person of Jesus Christ. Baptism then, is a visible and public testimony to that faith.