Take The Next Step
Are you walking with Jesus?
Have you committed your entire life to Him?
Are you ready to stand up in front of others to proclaim your devotion?
Are you wanting to learn more about baptism - what it is, why people do it, what the Bible says about it?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should come join one of our baptism classes! Attending a class is in no way a commitment, but it is a requirement if you wish to be baptized at NBC. Click the button below to sign up for our next class.
Ages ago God commanded His people to practice immersion in “living” waters, an intimate expression of worship that symbolizes spiritual purity and fellowship with God. Living (moving) water has represented the Holy Spirit since ancient times (Is. 44:1-5, Jn.7:37-39). Ritual immersion prepared the people for congregational worship and restored to fellowship a person defiled by death or blood (Lev. 15:31). The ministry and service of every priest began with ritual immersion (Ex. 40:12, Lev. 16, Num. 8:21). Immersion preceded intimacy in marriage, a constant reminder of God’s call to sexual purity (Lev. 15). Immersion is also closely associated with miraculous healing from incurable, fatal disease, like our sin (Lev. 14:1-9, 2Ki. 5:1-19, Jn. 5:1-9).
Jesus added the crowning layer of meaning to the commandment of immersion when he made it a public sign of the new spiritual life made possible by his death, burial, and resurrection (Rom. 6:4, Col. 2:12-13). Baptism is a powerful unifying experience that we have in common with other believers worldwide and throughout the ages, regardless of language, culture, age, race, or status (Eph. 4:3-6). We celebrate this step of faith and obedience here at Neighborhood Bible Church!
"Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life."