Next baptism services: September 22, 2019
Baptism is an outward expression of an inward decision to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. This is your opportunity to show others that you have entered into a relationship with Jesus.
Because Jesus instructed us to be baptized, baptism is an act of obedience. While it is not necessary for salvation, it demonstrates submission to God. At Harvest, baptism participants are immersed under water as a powerful symbol of the death to sin and new life with Jesus that marks the beginning of the Christian life. We believe the Bible shows that Jesus modeled baptism for us as the way to publicly acknowledge our faith in Him.
It symbolizes what took place in your heart at the time of salvation:
- You accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior.
- You shared in His death and resurrection, illustrated by going under the water (dead to your old life), then rising again (new life).
- You were symbolically washed clean, and your sins are forgiven by His death on the cross.
We believe that baptism is an important step of obedience for every person who has accepted Jesus as his or her Savior. So we count it as a privilege to walk with you as you take this next step on your spiritual journey.
If you’re interested in being baptized at Harvest, fill out the form below to let us know!