Water baptism is a powerful, public declaration of our faith in Christ, as well as a celebration of our new life in Him. It is an outward display of the inward work of grace through faith. If you are a believer and have not been baptized, we encourage you to do so in obedience to the command of Jesus Christ. While we recognize that some people may have been baptized as an infant or by a decision of a parent/family member, we believe baptism is a personal declaration and should, therefore, be the direct response to Christ's work in one's own life.
The baptism process at Crossway Church has been designed to be both simple and meaningful. From the registration form to the baptism meeting, each step is carefully planned with you in mind:
- Complete the baptism signup form (located at the bottom of the page). Once we receive your registration form, we will contact you to schedule a meeting with one of our Pastors.
- Read about why we believe filming your testimony is the best option. (See Below)
- Film your testimony. If you choose to film your testimony, we will schedule a time for you to come and do so.
- Get baptized! Baptisms take place during one of our Sunday morning services and include a showing of your prerecorded video followed by your baptism.
WHY A VIDEO?
One of the most powerful aspects of baptism at Crossway Church is the video testimony shown right before your baptism. The video allows you to share how you came to know Christ as your Savior and how he has been working in your life.
Baptism is meant to be a public profession, and it is an incredible opportunity to share God’s message of redemption with hundreds of people. We have witnessed the life-changing effect these videos have had on people’s lives.
Another important reason we do a video is that we as a congregation grow in our faith by watching these stories. It allows friends, family, and even those you don’t know to celebrate the amazing transformation Christ has worked in your life.
Some people are nervous about filming their stories, but we work hard to make the process both simple and fulfilling. After your baptism and filming date are scheduled, you will receive emails with guidelines and information to help you prepare for your testimony filming.
Prerecording allows you to do as many takes as necessary while sharing the message you have thoughtfully and prayerfully prepared ahead of time.
We want baptism to be a meaningful and celebratory experience, and we look forward to walking through it with you!