Frequently asked questions

Water Baptism

If I was baptized as an infant in another church, should I get baptized again?

Your infant baptism was certainly a very special moment for your family. Once you personally come to an age where you can decide for yourself to follow Christ, believer's baptism is the next step. Don't be afraid to get re-baptized as an act of worship and obedience to Christ. 

Does Water Baptism Save You?

Baptism does not save you. It's clearly established in the bible that you are saved only by accepting God's free gift of grace.

God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can't take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. Ephesians 2:8-9

While baptism is not what saves us, baptism is necessary in that Christ commands it. To understand the reason for being baptized, it is important to carefully consider what the Bible says about it. Check out the next couple of questions to get more context on this. 

What is the Meaning and Significance of Water Baptism?

It allows you to identify with Christ's death and resurrection.

Baptism is a symbol of Christ's death, burial, and resurrection. Our entrance into the water during baptism identifies us with Christ's death on the cross, His burial in the tomb, and His resurrection from death.

For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with Him, you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, Who raised Christ from the dead. You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for He forgave all our sins. He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. Colossians 2:12-14

Why should I consider Getting Water Baptized?

Its an opportunity to follow Jesus' example.

Jesus, Himself, was baptized. He was not a sinner, yet He humbled Himself in obedience to identify with us and give us an example to follow. All genuine Christ-followers should want to obey Jesus by doing what He said.

One day Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee, and John baptized Him in the Jordan River. As Jesus came up out of the water, He saw the Heavens splitting apart and the Holy Spirit descending on Him like a dove. And a voice from heaven said, "You are my dearly loved Son, and you bring me great joy" Mark 1:9-11

How do we baptize people? 

At Community Celebration Church, we believe that if you're physically able, you should get completely submerged.

The word baptize comes from the Greek word "baptizo" which means "to immerse or submerge."

"After His baptism, as Jesus came up out of the water, the heavens were opened and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and settling on Him. Matthew 3:16

Who should be water baptized?

Every person who has made the decision to follow Jesus should get baptized. The only requirement is that they've chosen to put their faith and trust in Christ.

Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church that day - about 3,00 in all Acts 2:41.

But Now the people believed Philip's message of Good news concerning the Kingdom of God in the name of Jesus Christ. As a result, many men and women were baptized Acts 8:12

When Should I get Water Baptized?

Out church offers baptism services around 4 times a year.

Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church that day-about 3,000 in all. Acts 2:41

So beginning with this same scripture, Philip told him the Good News about Jesus. As they rode along, they came to some water, and the Eunuch said, "Look! There's some water! Why can't I be baptized?" He ordered the carriage to stop, and they went down into the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away. The Eunuch never saw him again but went on his way rejoicing. Acts 8:35-39