Getting baptised at regeneration
If you are new to following Jesus and haven’t been baptised yet, we would like to invite you to be baptised. It’s a public sign that you’re setting out on an exciting journey with Jesus Christ and becoming part of the church family at regeneration.
If you would like to take this step of faith, James and Ruth would love to chat to you about what it involves. For those who have been baptised as infants and would like to affirm their faith, we can accommodate your desire to make a public declaration.
Who should be baptised
Christians believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. This means salvation occurs only when a person places his or her faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for their sins.
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, you are ready to be baptised. Just like a bride and groom show people their love for one another by wearing wedding rings, your baptism is your opportunity to show others that you have accepted Christ and are now living for him.
What baptism symbolises
Baptism is a way of showing others that you have entered into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
It symbolises what took place in your heart at the time of salvation:
Because Jesus instructed us to be baptised, baptism is an act of obedience. While it is not necessary for salvation, it demonstrates submission to God. We immerse people in water because we believe Scripture shows that Jesus modeled that for us as the way to publicly acknowledge our faith in him.
Some churches choose to christen infants. While we recognize the right of other churches to practice infant christening, we understand Scripture to teach that only professing believers qualify for baptism. Baptism does not make you a believer; rather, it shows that you already believe.