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BAPTISM

Faith usually happens one step at a time. It begins with choosing to believe in and follow Jesus and, oftentimes, the next step is something called baptism. At Cross Point, we believe baptism is a great next step because it’s a way to make your faith public. It’s something that Jesus asks His followers to do, and is an example He set for us from the start. So the invitation stands and we hope you will take this next step of faith, knowing we’re right there with you, cheering you along the way. Simply click the link below to sign up.

+ WHAT IS BAPTISM?
Baptism is an outward expression of an inward decision. It’s a way to show others that you’ve decided to follow Christ. The way we observe baptism at Cross Point is called immersion, and it simply means that you’re lowered into the water and then raised back up out of the water. Being lowered into the water is a way to identify with the death of Christ, and coming back out of the water symbolizes the new life that you have through Jesus.

Colossians 2:12 “For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with Him, you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead.”
+ WHY SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED?

If you have taken the step to place your faith in Christ—that is, you agree that your sin separates you from God, you believe that God’s grace embodied in Jesus’ death and resurrection provides you with forgiveness, and you choose to follow God as the guide of your life—then you are a believer. Baptism is a way to make your faith public. It’s something that Jesus tells His followers to do, and is an example he set for us.

+ WHEN IS BAPTISM?

We have baptism services multiple times a year. We’ll let you know at church on Sundays, through social media, and on our website when the next baptism service will be. But if you don’t want to wait until our next baptism service, we’d love to get connected with you and schedule another time for you to be baptized. Email your campus pastor for more information.

+ IS YOUR CHILD YOUNGER THAN 18?

We believe baptism is a significant decision, so there’s one more step we want you to take before baptism. For students in 7th through 12th grade, your campus student pastor will follow up with you for a one-time meeting. For kids 6th grade and younger, we want to partner with you by participating in First Steps, a one-time baptism workshop prior to baptism. You can sign-up for your campus’ next First Steps by clicking here and your campus Kids Director will follow up with more details.

+ WHAT IF I DIDN’T SIGN UP?
There’s always room for you! Anytime baptism is happening at Cross Point, we’re ready with people to talk through baptism with you, as well as hair dryers, towels and baptism shirts and shorts, so that nothing stands in the way of your next step of faith.
+ WHAT IF I MESS UP AFTER I’M BAPTIZED?

We all mess up. It’s why we say, “Everyone’s welcome, nobody’s perfect and anything’s possible.” God knew we were going to mess up, even though we know Him and want to follow Him. It’s part of being human. The Bible tells us that God’s grace is sufficient for us—which means it never runs out. He is always ready to forgive and welcome us in. While we still must learn from the consequences of our choices, we can rest easy knowing that nothing we do, no mistake we make, will ever change how much He loves us. That love and grace motivate us to continue being transformed to become more and more like Jesus.