Baptism is an essential part of the Christian’s identification with Jesus Christ.
Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit . . .” (Matthew 28:19).
Baptism is a demonstration of love and obedience.
Jesus said, “If you love me, you will obey what I command.” (John 14:15).
Baptism is an outward sign of an inward commitment.
Acts 2:41 tells us about the people’s response to hearing the message of the gospel given by Peter. It says, “Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.”
Throughout the book of Acts, wherever baptism occurred, it always followed a profession of belief in Jesus Christ.
Everyone baptized in Acts did so as a public profession of his or her commitment to Jesus Christ. One way to publicly profess our faith is believer’s baptism.
Baptism is a picture of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.
Colossians 2:12 says, “…having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.”
Membership at City Church is not a requirement for baptism. All those who have a faith commitment to Jesus Christ and would like to publicly express this commitment are invited to be baptized.
Our baptism service for 2013 is scheduled for 12 noon on Sunday, June 23 at Lake Harriet.
If you have questions about the City Church baptism process, please the church office by email or at
Updated March 6, 2013