Sign up for our baptism class where we explore together:
- What is baptism?
- Is it merely a Symbol?
- Why should one be baptized?
- Who should be baptized?
- When should a person be baptized?
- And more!
After this class we will discuss the baptism Sunday service that we are having and what that will look like if you wish to be baptized
Lunch will be provided and it should only take about an hour to an hour and a half.
Here is what we at ROL believe about BAPTISM:
(Taken from our baptism class document and statement of faith)
Baptism is one of two ordinances that Jesus instituted for the church. Just before His ascension, 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, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20). These instructions specify that the church is responsible to teach Jesus’ word, make disciples, and baptize those disciples. These things are to be done everywhere (“all nations”) until “the very end of the age.”
We believe that baptism of believers with water, upon confession of faith, is a sign of we having been cleaned from sin, and is an act of commitment to Christ. Through baptism we identify with the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, until He comes again.
Baptism is an outward sign of what has taken place within, thus the form may vary. Baptism candidates are asked which form of baptism they desire, either immersion or pouring.
Those being baptized are encouraged to join the local church. Membership is for those baptized upon their own confession of faith.
Rom. 6:1-4; Acts 2:38-39; Matt. 28:19; Gal. 3:27; 1 Peter 3:21