Baptism Facts

1. Why be baptized?

Those who are baptized are following Jesus’ example and obeying His command.

2. What is the significance of baptism?

Water baptism is a public declaration of three very important things:

3. I have already been baptized. Should I be baptized again?

Your baptism should have signified you becoming a follower of Jesus, beginning a changed life, and uniting with a new family. If your baptism did not reflect this change of life, then you should be baptized again.

4. Can my child be baptized?

We will baptize anyone over age 7 who understands what baptism symbolizes and wants to make that personal public declaration. We encourage any parents to partner with our Highlands Kids and Highlands Students ministries to guide your children through these decisions of faith.

For more information to help guide your child through this important decision, check out our Children’s Baptism Guide PDF.

5. Can my infant be baptized?

Throughout the New Testament, the Bible teaches that baptism is a public expression of worship symbolizing the new life we have when we follow Jesus. In the Bible we see that Jesus’ parents dedicated him to the Lord (Luke 2:22–40), and he was later baptized as an adult (Matthew 3:16–17).

We understand that some churches practice “baptism of confirmation” for children. This ceremony is intended to be a commitment between the parents and God on the behalf of the child. The parents promise to raise their child in the faith until the child is old enough to make his or her own personal confession of Christ. This custom began about 300 years after the Bible was completed and is different from the biblical examples of new believers being baptized to publicly profess their faith in Jesus.

So at Highlands we provide opportunities for child dedication and believer’s baptism. To schedule a baby dedication, please complete the Baby Dedication Registration Form.

Ready to be Baptized?

Baptism is an outward expression of what you have already decided in your heart. If you are ready to make that public declaration, then get started by making plans to attend our next baptism service at a campus near you!

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