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Being baptized

Thank you for asking for more information about BAPTISM at Fall Creek!

Your interest in baptism excites us like few things do at Fall Creek! Baptism is an important step of obedience for every person who has accepted Christ as his or her Savior.

We designed this information sheet to help explain baptism and the necessary steps to be baptized at an upcoming service. The information here is intended to contain all the basic information you’ll need, but you might have more questions. If so, please contact one of our staff using their first name followed by @fallcreekbaptist.com, or call 317.841.9770.

We consider it a privilege to walk with you as you take this next step of your spiritual journey.

What We Believe About Baptism

Christians believe that Jesus Christ’s death on the cross and resurrection from the dead provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when a person places his or her faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for his or her sin. Baptism is the first step of obedience after we receive forgiveness and salvation to show the world that we are now followers of Jesus Christ.

Who Should Be Baptized

If you have believed in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then the Bible says that you are ready to be baptized (Acts 8:12). Just like a bride and groom show others their love for one another by wearing wedding bands, your baptism shows others that you have accepted Christ and made a commitment to live your life as a passionate Christ-follower.

For questions about salvation, look HERE.

What Baptism Symbolizes

Baptism symbolizes that you are a new creation in Jesus Christ (see Romans 6:4, 2 Corinthians 5:17). The old has gone and the new has come. It illustrates that you are:

1. Identifying yourself as a Christ-follower.

2. Sharing in His death and resurrection by dying to your old self and rising to live a new life

by trusting and following Christ.

3. Looking forward to your own resurrection, just as Jesus Christ was raised from the dead.

Jesus instructed His followers to be baptized in obedience to His command. While baptism is not necessary for salvation, it demonstrates our submission to Jesus Christ as Lord and provides a reference point for our public identification as a Christ-follower. We immerse at Fall Creek, because Jesus modeled that as the way of baptism in his own baptism and Scripture describes baptism as “coming up out of the water” in several places (see Acts 8:39).

Infant Christening

Some denominations choose to christen infants. While we respect 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 Fall Creek has been designed to be both simple and meaningful.

1. Let us know that you have begun a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and desire to

be baptized.

2. Contact the church office to schedule a meeting with one of the ministry staff.

3. Schedule your baptism and invite family and friends to celebrate with you during one of

our Sunday morning services.

4. Get baptized!

Important Bible Verses Related to Baptism

Matthew 28:18-20

Acts 2:37-41

Acts 8:12

Acts 16:14-15

Romans 6:3-4

1 Corinthians 1:17

Galatians 3:26-27

If you have further questions regarding baptism, please, email one of our staff by using their first name followed by @fallcreekbaptist.com or calling 317,841.9770.

For a deeper look at Baptism, click HERE.