Sunday, March 31
Sunday, March 31, Fargo Campus
If you have trusted Jesus Christ as your Lord & Savior, a next step of obedience is believers baptism. Baptism is a public testimony to a watching world that you have received Christ and want to live for Him! Save the date for our next Baptism Service on March 31.
Questions? Contact LucasJackson@bethelfc.com.
Class Dates (TBD)
All participants MUST attend the baptism class.
These dates are not set yet, but we will post them here as soon as they’re available.
What is Baptism?
Baptism is commanded by Christ in Matthew 28:19-20 and has been practiced by Christians in the Scriptures and throughout history. Baptism is the act of being immersed in water to declare a believer’s identification with the message, followers, and person of Christ. Baptism is not a requirement for receiving eternal life. Baptism at Bethel is a time of public celebration of the miraculous work of salvation that God provided through His Son.
Who Should be Baptized?
Anyone who has placed their faith in Christ for salvation is encouraged to be baptized. We usually suggest that children are in 2nd grade or older before being baptized, so they can begin to understand some of the symbolism involved in baptism.
Why is Baptism Important?
- Christ was baptized. (Matthew 3:16)
- The Lord approved of his disciples baptizing (John 4:1-2)
- Christ commanded it. (Matthew 28:19)
- The early church gave an important place to baptism. (Acts 2:38-47; 8:9-13; 8:36-40; 10:44-48)
- The New Testament uses this ordinance to picture or symbolize important truths. (Romans 6:1-10; Galatians 3:27; I Peter 3:21)
I want to be baptized
If you are interested in being baptized, there will be an informational class for you to attend (registration required) to learn more about baptism. We also ask you to attend a Baptism Rehearsal (Fargo only) so you can know what to expect on the day of baptism. Adults, youth, and children are welcome.
Upcoming Baptism Dates
The Fargo Campus offers Baptism each year on Easter Sunday and in October or November. The Kindred Campus holds a Baptism and Church Picnic every summer.
Church family from either campus can participate in the Fargo campus baptism Sunday. Click below for upcoming baptism dates.