We are excited that you are interested in baptism. Baptism is a symbolic act to publicly profess your salvation. At Clarksburg Church, we practice full-immersion baptism, symbolizing the process of death and resurrection that Jesus went through for us. We have multiple baptisms throughout the year. If you would like to talk with someone about baptism, email bethwolff@ClarksburgChurch.com or call (240) 454-5353.
We consider it a privilege to walk with you as you take this next step on your spiritual journey.
The Meaning of Baptism
Who Should Be Baptized
Christians believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation occurs only when a person places his or her faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for his or her sin. If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you are ready to be baptized. Just like a bride and groom show others their love for one another by wearing wedding bands, your baptism is your opportunity to show others that you have accepted Christ and are now walking with Him. If you have not yet made this significant decision to place your faith in Christ and have a personal relationship with Him, we would love to talk to you and answer any questions you may have.
What Baptism Symbolizes
Baptism is a way of showing others that you have entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ. It symbolizes what took place in your heart at the time of salvation:
- Accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
- Shared in His death and resurrection, illustrated by going under the water (dead to your old life), then rising again (new life).
- Were symbolically washed clean, and sins were forgiven by His death on the cross.
Because Jesus instructed us to be baptized, baptism is an act of obedience. While it is not necessary for salvation, it demonstrates submission to God. At Clarksburg Church, we practice full-immersion baptism, symbolizing the process of death and resurrection that Jesus went through for us.
The Baptism Process
The baptism process at Clarksburg Church has been designed to be both simple and meaningful. Here is what you need to do:
- Complete the Adult Baptism Registration Form.
- Someone will confirm your registration with you and answer any questions you may have.
- Get baptized during our next baptism weekend and celebrate your new life in Christ!
If you have questions, email bethwolff@ClarksburgChurch.com.