What is Baptism?
Baptism is a visual and symbolic demonstration of a person’s union with Christ in the likeness of His death and resurrection. It is an outward sign of an inward change; it signifies that our former way of life is put to death and that a new life has begun because of what Jesus did on the cross. As we enter into the waters, we are reminded that Christ was crucified and raised from the dead and that we too have died to the old self in order to live for Christ. It is a powerful reminder of God’s goodness and grace, while serving as a step of obedience to follow Jesus’ example.
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Watch Our Past Baptism Messages
Learn more about baptism and what it symbolizes. Watch a past baptism service to see what it’s like!
I have a set of circumstances that makes baptism challenging for me (for instance an injury, disability, or other element), am I able to be baptized?
Yes, yes, yesss! We will work with you to make baptism a great experience. We have worked with individuals to help them transfer from their wheelchair to the tub/pool, provided people with extra time to get into the water due to an injury, and we have sprinkled individuals with water if getting into the tub is simply not an option. We’ve also had individuals with arm or leg injuries, ankle-monitors, and other situations so when you complete your baptism registration, simply tell us your situation and we will make note of it for the baptism weekend!
Who will I be baptized by during the service?
The person who baptizes you will be a member of the campus staff where you attend.* If you have someone who is close to you that you would like to be baptized by (a friend, parent, Group leader, mentor, etc) that is wonderful too! This individual simply accompanies you to the tub/pool on the day of baptism, gets into the water with you, and you are good to go; no need to let us know ahead of time!
*Due to the nature of multiple campuses and services, our speaking pastors may or may not be part of the service you’re in, thank you for understanding!
I was baptized as a baby (or as a child) when it wasn’t my choice, can I be baptized again?
Yes! We have many people in our church who were baptized before they fully understood the choice they were making, and who elect to be baptized now, as a sign of their commitment to following Christ. Being baptized as an adult does not minimize the decision made by your loved ones when you were small, but instead marks your desire to publicly proclaim your faith as an adult.
I am soooo nervous about baptism, what should I do?
We understand that baptism can cause nerves! Our campus teams are here to support you, pray with you, and encourage you throughout this process. If you are nervous to be baptized, know that you are in good company (many, many, people are anxious as they sign up for this milestone) but that there is no greater feeling than publicly professing your faith in Jesus, and marking your commitment to Him in this way!
Do you baptize infants or young children?
We do not baptize infants until they are of an age when they can make a decision for themselves to follow Christ and be baptized. For infants, we embrace the tradition of child dedication which flows directly from Hannah’s (the Prophet Samuel’s mother) decision to dedicate her son back to God. For more information about our next Child Dedication, click here.
What if I’m out of town or I can’t make it to this next Baptism?
We would LOVE for you to be part of our baptism weekend, but we understand if you are unable to be here! While we do not have another baptism weekend planned, we will have other opportunities to be baptized in the future if you prefer to wait and be part of a Red Rocks Church Baptism Weekend. If you do not want to wait, we completely understand, and you can have a friend or family member baptize you at a time that works well for your schedule. We believe that anyone who believes that Jesus is the son of God and the one way to Heaven can baptize you – whether it be in a friend’s pool, in a creek nearby, or in the ocean (#dreamscenario)!