Water Baptism is a way for believers to outwardly express what God has done in their hearts and lives in the presence of others. When you are baptized in water, you are identifying yourself with Jesus. This is a time to celebrate and at Newport, we love to celebrate! We thank God for your commitment to follow Him.
Frequently Asked Questions
We love to celebrate together so we incorporate water baptisms on our stage during our Sunday morning worship times.
If you were already baptized as an infant or any time before you had a personal relationship with Jesus, we encourage you to be baptized again so that you can publicly express your faith and start fresh.
Baptism is a public expression of faith and if your child understands the decision they have made to follow Christ and is ready to proclaim that publicly, we say yes.
Parents of young children must make the final decision as to whether they should be baptized. Children should show a clear evidence of receiving Christ as Savior and be able to understand the significance of baptism.
Please feel free to contact our family life pastor for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
It is never too late to publicly profess your faith in Christ and to make this life-changing decision.
We go under the water because Jesus did. The word baptism is baptizo in Greek which means to immerse or submerge.
Matthew 3:16 – As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water.
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Why should I get baptized?
1. … because Jesus was baptized and wants us to baptize others. In Matthew 3:16, we learn about the time when Jesus Himself was baptized before He started His ministry on earth. If the Son of God pursued baptism, so should we. Later, Jesus told us in Matthew 28:19-20 He wants us to spread His message of love. He told us to continue baptizing and being baptized!
2. … because you’ve decided to follow Jesus and you want people to know. Making the decision to become a follower of Christ is the best decision you’ll ever make. When you make a life-changing decision like this, you want to tell everyone about the new hope you’ve found in Jesus! You want to let people know you believe God is real. Our faith should be personal, but not private. Baptism is about going public with your faith.
3. … because baptism is a powerful symbol of what Jesus did for us. When we’re baptized, we’re reminded of what Jesus did for us. When we go down into the water, we’re reminded of Jesus’ death on the cross and His payment for our sins. But when we come out of the water, we’re reminded that three days later, Jesus rose from the dead! 2 Corinthians 5:17 tells us that if we’re in Christ, we’re new creations. Baptism reminds us that the old is gone, and the new has come!
Remember: getting baptized is important, but not because it saves you. The grace of God through faith in Jesus is what saves you. Getting baptized is all about telling the world about the change that’s already happened inside of you. If you’ve decided to get baptized, it’s time to celebrate! Make sure you invite your friends and family to celebrate with you.
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Traditionally, this is called "Baby Dedication" and it is something that happens in the first year or two of a child's life as a parent wants to dedicate their newborn to the Lord. But we also recognize that parents may have recently adopted an older child or perhaps the parents are new to Christ and now they want to dedicate their children to the Lord at this stage in their life. So we call this "Child Dedication" to include anyone who may be at various life stages.
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We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with you in the spiritual growth of your child and help you lead them along their faith journey.