Information & Registration
We are excited that you are interested in baptism. We believe that baptism is an important step of obedience for every person who has accepted Christ as his or her Savior. These pages have been designed to explain baptism and the necessary steps to be baptized at our next baptism service, but if you have further questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We consider it a privilege to walk with you as you take this next step on your spiritual journey. After reviewing this information, please complete the form in the Sharing Your Story tab to sign-up to be baptized!
Who Should Be Baptized
Christians believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation occurs only when a person places his or her faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for his or her sin. If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you are ready to be baptized. Just like a bride and groom show others their love for one another by wearing wedding bands, your baptism is your opportunity to show others that you have accepted Christ and are now walking with Him. If you have any questions about how to begin a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, please contact email@example.com.
What Baptism Symbolizes
Baptism is a way of showing others that you have entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ. It symbolizes what took place in your heart at the time of salvation:
- Accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
- Shared in His death and resurrection, illustrated by going under the water (dead to your old life), then rising again (new life).
- Were symbolically washed clean, and sins were forgiven by His death on the cross.
Because Jesus instructed us to be baptized, baptism is an act of obedience. While it is not necessary for salvation, it demonstrates submission to God. We immerse at Capital City Church because we believe Scripture shows that Jesus modeled that for us as the way to publicly acknowledge our faith in Him.
Some denominations choose to christen infants. While we recognize the right of other churches to practice infant christening, we understand Scripture to teach that only professing believers qualify for baptism. Baptism does not make you a believer, rather it shows that you already believe.
The Baptism Process
The baptism process at Capital City Church has been designed to be both simple and meaningful. From the registration form to the baptism itself, each step has been carefully planned with you in mind:
- Complete the Baptism Registration Form on page three. Once we receive your registration form, we will contact you with some more details.
- At CapCity, we love to hear people’s stories before they get baptized. Learn more about how to share your story on the next page.
- You have made a great decision. Remember that your story, and step of obedience will encourage & inspire the whole church greatly.
Sharing Your Story
One of the most powerful aspects of baptism at Capital City Church is sharing your testimony, live or prerecorded, right before your baptism. The testimony moment allows you to share how Christ has been working in your life. Baptism is meant to be a public profession and it is an incredible opportunity to share God’s message of redemption with hundreds of people. We have witnessed the life changing effect these testimonies have had on people’s lives. Another important reason we do this testimony moment is that we as a congregation grow in our faith by watching these stories. It allows friends, family, and even those you don’t know to celebrate the amazing transformation God has worked in your life. We want baptism to be a meaningful and enjoyable experience, and we look forward to walking through it with you! If you have any questions or need help preparing your testimony, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org