Baptism

To be a member of the Crossroads family you need to be baptized. Biblical baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior.
 
Baptism is a testimony to his/her faith in the final resurrection of the dead. It does not save you; it paints a picture of what does save you and becomes your first testimony and opportunity to obey Christ. Infant baptism is a meaningful choice of many parents, but it is their choice and not the choice of the infant. We believe that baptism should be the choice of the one being baptized and should be by immersion in water.
 
Jesus was baptized by immersion. “At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.” Mark 1:9-10
 
Early Christians were baptized after belief. “Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.” Acts 2:41
 
Baptism is a clear opportunity for obedience and testimony. “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
 
BAPTISM PROCESS
We consider it a privilege to join with you as you publically share that you’ve been brought from death to life. Our baptism process has been intentionally designed for you. If you have made the decision to follow Jesus and want to be baptized, please read the following information and complete our baptism application.
 
1. Complete the online application. This information is helpful to our team as you move forward in the process.
2. Someone on our team will contact you. Our team will share the upcoming baptism dates and connect you with the pastor who will baptize you. 
3. You’ll be paired with a pastor on our team and have the opportunity to meet with them, share your story, and further discuss baptism.
4. Get baptized. Baptisms are celebrated the last Sunday of each month during our Sunday morning gatherings where your story will be shared by our team.