Water baptism is a public, outward testimony that indicates a personal, inward faith. It gives evidence of the inner change that has already occurred in the believer's life when he or she was "born again" through faith in Jesus Christ. Baptism identifies the believer with the message of the gospel, the Person of Jesus Christ, and other believers. It associates the believer with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and signifies the believer's death to the old life and his or her resurrection as a new creation in Christ (see Romans 6:1–8; Colossians 2:12).
We are to be baptized because Jesus Christ commanded it (Matthew 28:19), and because we love the Lord. Jesus said, "If you love Me, keep My commandments" (John 14:15). Water baptism is not an act of salvation, but an act of obedience.
INTERESTED IN BEING BAPTIZED?
1.) If you are a Christian and have not been baptized after becoming a believer, we strongly encourage you to read the below materials. There is a great deal of confusion about baptism these days. If you would like to be baptized we ask that you first study with us about what baptism is so you don't go through this special rite without a solid understanding of what it is.
2.) Fill out our DRC Baptism Interest Form.
3.) After you've filled out the Interest Form, we will contact you with further details and we will schedule a time to film your testimony. To prepare yourself, please read the following materials:
Being baptized is a time of celebration and fellowship. We encourage you to invite your friends and family to share in this joyous proclamation of your faith in Christ as your Savior!