Baptism

raised to life in Christ

Getting baptized is the first step to take once you’ve become a Christian—it’s how we take our faith in Jesus public. Through baptism, we identify with Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection. It also symbolizes the new life we have in Christ; the old is gone and the new has come!

When we went under the water, we left the old country of sin behind; when we came up out of the water, we entered into the new country of grace—a new life in a new land! (Romans 6:4, MSG)

Sign up

Sign up below or contact us at next@go2faith.com for more info. We’ll send you a confirmation email letting you know what to bring and where to meet.

Invite friends and family

Your baptism is meant to be celebrated! Invite any family or friends you’d like to share this moment with to attend church with you that day.

Get baptized

Show up at your scheduled date and time to get baptized. Our team will be there to give you a quick orientation and assist with any needs you have.

Sign up to be baptized

FAQ

How can I know if I'm ready to be baptized?

If you believe that Jesus died for you. that he rose from the grave, and that you now have a right standing with God because of what he did, you’re ready to be baptized. A lot of people think they need to stop certain habits or become more committed before they take this step, but that’s just not true. We don’t become worthy of baptism by doing the right things—we get baptized because we believe.

I've been baptized before. Should I get baptized again?

If you’ve been baptized before, getting baptized once again is up to you. You’re welcome to do so if you feel it will have meaning and significance for you. Much like some married couples may choose to renew their marriage vows, getting baptized once again can reaffirm your faith. The vow renewal, however, isn’t somehow more “real” than the initial wedding ceremony. You may understand more about yourself now, and you may have grown in your understanding of God since then, but that doesn’t discount the authenticity of that first experience.

What do I need to bring with me?

Bring your family and friends! Besides that, you’ll need a towel, a pair of shorts you don’t mind getting wet, and something to keep your wet clothes in afterward. We’ll give you a t-shirt to wear during your baptism that you’ll get to keep—it’s our gift to you for taking this step of faith.

Can my child get baptized?

We think baptism is a personal decision that should be made by the one getting baptized. They should understand and be able to express their faith in Jesus for themselves. If your child is 12 or over and they’d like to take this step of faith, they’re more than welcome to sign up! If they’re between the ages of 8 and 11, we have a Child Baptism Orientation they will need to attend with their parents prior to getting baptized. Please check the events listings or contact Faith Kids at faithkids@go2faith.com or 626-858-8400 for the schedule.

If your child is an infant or toddler, we’d invite you to have them dedicated to the Lord instead. You can learn more about dedications here.

I just got baptized. Now what?

Congratulations on taking your faith public—we’re happy to celebrate this milestone with you! We’d encourage you to keep taking steps forward in your spiritual growth. You might try developing your prayer life, starting a Bible reading plan, or joining a small group. Consider stopping by Next to find resources at FAITH that can help keep you moving forward.

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