What is Baptism?
- Baptism is a celebration – for the individual and for the community.
- Baptism is a declaration of new life, the shedding of the old.
- Baptism is a rite, but it is not ritual.
- Baptism is symbolic, but it has real impact.
What do we believe about Baptism?
At Wellspring, we baptize believers by immersion as a public expression of the faith in Christ they have professed. Romans 6 declares that through baptism we identify with Christ, his death and his resurrection. We are submerged in water as Christ had been entombed at his death. We then emerge a new creation, cleansed of our old lives, just as Christ was raised incorruptible (1 Corinthians 15:42 ). Baptism declares the adoption of the life of Christ as our own, so that we might share in the life, the suffering, the death, and the glorious resurrection of the one true human.
If you have questions about baptism or if you would like to pursue it for yourself, contact the Wellspring office (860.225.0661, firstname.lastname@example.org).
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. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin.
- Romans 6:3-7, ESV
Is Baptism Right for Me?
Baptism is an important and necessary step for all believers in Jesus Christ. You may have questions before deciding whether it is your next step.
- Why is baptism a necessary step for the Christian?
- Isn’t believing in Jesus enough?
- What if I had been baptized in another church before coming to Wellspring?
- What if I had been baptized or christened as an infant?
These and others like them are valid and significant questions. They deserve individual attention. One of our pastors or elders would be glad to connect with you.
When are baptisms?
Typically, Wellspring schedules baptisms twice each year during our Sunday services. Occasionally, we schedule additional opportunities to meet demand. To express your interest in being baptized, contact the Wellspring office.
Children’s Baptism Info
For information of baptism for Wellspring Kids visit Wellspring Kids.