Baptism

What is Baptism? 

Baptism is not a means of salvation. It’s a public act of obedience to Jesus declaring that you have turned from your old life and found new life in Jesus and will follow Him all the days of your life. 

Baptism is a decision to obey Jesus Christ. 
In Matthew 28:18-20 NIV, Jesus says, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”  

Baptism is an identification with Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection.

We believe baptism announces what has happened in your life–your old life apart from God was ‘buried’ with Jesus and God by the Holy Spirit has raised you to new life.  In Romans 6:4 NIV Paul writes, “We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” 

Baptism is declares you will live the rest of your life devoted to Jesus

Through baptism, a believer is publicly declaring his or her faith in the saving work of Jesus Christ. In response to Jesus’ profound and amazing love– a love revealed in His decision to identify with humanity and die for us on the Cross–we live our lives by faith trusting Jesus as King and Redeemer of our lives. Baptism declares to the seen and unseen world that we belong to Jesus and He belongs to us.  In Galatians 2:20 NIV Paul  expresses it like this: “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

How do I get baptized ? 

At Cascades we practice baptism by immersion. In order to be baptized we invite you to:  

1. Complete Following Jesus Today Course

This course covers 5 key areas of discipleship devoted followers of Jesus must understand for experiencing the fullness of life God wants for us. Learn more

2. Meet with a Church Leader & Share your testimony
Meet with a Church Leader and share your short testimony. This can be a very a meaningful and encouraging moment as the leader listens to your story, encourage you, and pray for you.

3. Prepare A Short Testimony to Share at your Baptism with the Congregation

This is always one of the most joyous events in the life of our church as we get to hear stories of God’s power changing the lives of the people around us.

Getting Started 

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