About Baptism

We believe that baptism is important and that it is a public profession of our faith in Jesus Christ. Hundreds of people have been baptized at Common Ground. Here is what baptism means at Common Ground:

Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.

Please check out the commonly asked questions about baptism below and then let us know when you are ready to experience baptism for yourself. 

What about being baptized twice?
Our church recommends that you be baptized if you have not been baptized since you became a believer. As a church, we baptize by immersion.  It doesn't devalue a prior experience but simply reflects your desire to be baptized in the same way Jesus was baptized. 

Can my family be baptized together?
Yes! If each family member understands fully the meaning of baptism, and each one has personally placed his/her trust in Christ for salvation, we encourage families to be baptized at the same time. It is a wonderful expression of commitment. 

Will I have to say anything?
Whoever is baptizing will ask you if you have made a decision to follow Christ. You won’t have to give any big speeches. 

What should I wear?
You should wear whatever you would be comfortable in getting wet. We suggest dark clothing, and some wear swimsuits under their clothing. 

What should I bring with me?
Bring a change of clothes, a towel, and a plastic bag for your wet clothes. Restrooms are close by for changing.