Raised to Extraordinary Life

We believe that water baptism is by immersion and was practiced by Jesus and His disciples (John 3:22; 4:1­2), by the early church (Acts 2:41; 8:12; 8:38; 10:47­48; 16:33; 19:5), and is essential today for Christian discipleship. We believe that water baptism is an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace. Baptism by faith identified the believer with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Romans 6:1­1). We believe that water baptism is to be administered only after one has truly repented of sin and indicates true faith in Jesus Christ. (Luke 3:8) We believe in administering water baptism in the Scriptural manner as recorded in Matthew 28:19 and Acts 2:38.