Baptism is intended only for those who have professed faith in Jesus Christ and can give sufficient testimony to the basics of Christian beliefs. We baptize by immersion because it is not only the original significance of the word but also best symbolizes the reality to which baptism points—our death and resurrection in Christ.
If you have not been baptized following salvation, we ask that you take this step before becoming a Covenant Member of TJC. If you believe that baptism is a next step for you, please sign up through the form below and you will be contacted by a staff member/elder from the church.
All baptism candidates must attend ONE baptism class to be considered for baptism. We will talk through the basics of baptism such as what is baptism and who should be baptized and will conduct a short interview with candidates. We are so excited to celebrate this milestone in your spiritual journey!
WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT MY BAPTISM?
Your name will be called and you will enter the baptism pool. The pastor who is baptizing will talk to you and ask you if Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior. After you answer, he will baptize you by briefly lowering you under the water, and then you can leave the water, dry off, and watch others as they make their public profession of faith. You will be handed a Bible to commemorate your day.
WHERE SHOULD I SIT?
We will have the first several rows in the auditorium reserved for you and your family. When Kendria Spicer, our Connections Coordinator, calls to confirm the service day and time you would like to be baptized, please let her know an approximate number of guests that will be attending with you.
WHOM SHOULD I INVITE TO MY BAPTISM?
Baptism provides the opportunity to testify God’s work in your life. Through the power of Jesus’ death and resurrection, one becomes a new person on the inside. We encourage everyone to invite their family and friends to this service.
WHERE DO I CHANGE MY CLOTHES AFTER I AM BAPTIZED?
You should exit the auditorium on the main entrance side (the side where the kitchen is located). Upon exiting, please head to the restrooms where you will previously had placed your towel and change of clothes.
Following baptism, we invite you to partner with us as a covenant member of The Journey Church. Our confession of beliefs and membership covenant can be found online at:
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR AT MY BAPTISM?
Wear dark clothes that will not retain much water (jeans are not appropriate), such as long swim trunks, dark shorts, or yoga pants. Dark colored t-shirts are best. Also, make sure to bring a change of clothes, a towel, and a plastic bag for wet clothing. It is best to arrive in the clothing you are going to be baptized in.
- Dark shirt
- Short or swimming trunks
- Plastic bag
- Change of clothes