We are excited that you are interested in baptism. At Origin Church we believe that baptism is an important step of obedience for every person who has accepted Christ as his/her Savior. These web pages have been designed to explain baptism at our church and the steps necessary to being baptized at an upcoming service. We consider it a privilege to walk with you as you take this next step on your spiritual journey. The following page are intended to contain all the information you’ll need, but if after checking them out, you have further questions, feel free to contact us.
See videos from our past baptisms here.
Christians are people who 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.
In some denominations, infant christening represents a decision made by parents that they are dedicating their child to Christ. We call it PARENTAL CHILD DEDICATION. It’s a very important time for parents to commit to raise their children in accordance with the teachings of Scripture. Very clearly, this is the parents decision, and not the child’s. It is important to remember that whether you were christened as a baby, baptized as a baby, or your parents participated in a parental child dedication, that doesn’t make you a Christian. Only a personal acceptance of Christ’s death on the cross for your sins can do that. We understand Scripture to teach that only professing believers qualify for baptism.
The baptism process has been designed to be both simple and meaningful. From the registration form to the baptism meeting, each step has been carefully planned with you in mind.