Water Baptism

The experience of water baptism is one of the most treasured times in any believer’s life. It’s a public celebration of your decision to follow Jesus Christ and honor Him as Lord & Savior of your life. Every fourth week during the 11am service we celebrate baptisms. If you would like to be baptized, we have a few things that you need to do first.

You must reserve your spot by registering below and you must read and understand the Water Baptism book. Please see the link below to review.

Understanding Baptism

We have a small booklet called Water Baptism to help you understand the meaning and importance of baptism. The booklet includes a helpful FAQ section and a guide to baptism at Victory.

Outdoor Water Baptisms

Baptism is a physical act of conscious obedience that symbolizes the death of our old self and resurrection to our new life in Christ. If you have never made this public declaration of your faith and trust in Him, we encourage you to do so at our Outdoor Water Baptism event on Sun, May 2, at each weekend service.

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1. What is baptism?
Baptism literally means to be immersed in water. It is a physical act of conscious obedience – identifying yourself with Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection. Baptism symbolizes the death of your old self and your new life in Christ. It publicly declares your faith in Jesus Christ.

2. Who should get baptized?
Every follower of Christ. We believe baptism is an important step in faith and we make it a primary part of our life as a church family.

3. What if I was baptized as an infant or child?
We believe baptism is a conscious decision about your own personal faith. Often young children or infants are not aware of that decision—infant and child baptism is usually more about the faith of the parents than the faith of the child. Unless you were aware of that decision, you should be re-baptized.

4. Do I have to get baptized immediately after accepting Christ?
In the New Testament we see examples of people baptized immediately after accepting Christ and others who weren’t baptized until later (most notably the Apostle Paul). So it doesn’t have to happen right away, but it’s also not something to put off. If we’re followers of Christ then we should follow his example and be baptized.

5. Am I still a Christian if I don’t get baptized?
Yes. We are saved through faith in Jesus—His shed blood, death and resurrection—not through baptism. But baptism is an act of obedience and a declaration of our faith. As Christians we should follow Christ’s example and biblical command to be baptized.

6. Do I have to get baptized in a certain place or in a certain way?
No. The state of your heart is what matters, not the perceived holiness of the venue or water itself. At Victory Church we try to follow the example given in the New Testament, which is why we baptize by full immersion.

7. Can I get re-baptized?
Yes. There is no biblical prohibition against being baptized again. For many people it can be an important step in their spiritual growth. If you don’t think your previous baptism met the conditions we’ve described or you feel the need to rededicate your life to Christ, we encourage you to be re-baptized.

8. Will I be expected to live a sinless life after I get baptized?
No. None of us can ever live a sinless life and baptism doesn’t change that. We all struggle with sin and we all fail at times. What’s important is that we confess our sins, turn away from those wrong actions and move forward trusting that we’ve already been forgiven.