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We are excited that you are interested in baptism! We believe that baptism is an important step of obedience for every person who has accepted Christ as their Saviour and leader.
These pages have been designed to explain baptism and the necessary steps to be baptized at an upcoming service. The links on the following pages are hopefully contain all the information you'll need, but if you have further questions, feel free to contact us.
We consider it a privilege to walk with you as you take this next step on your spiritual journey.
What We Believe About Baptism
Who Should Be Baptized
Christians believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation occurs only when a person places his or her faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for his or her sin.
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, then you are ready to be baptized. Just like a bride and groom show others their love for one another by wearing wedding bands, your baptism is your opportunity to show others that you have accepted Christ and are now walking with Him.
If you have any questions about how to begin a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, please contact us.
What Baptism Symbolizes
Baptism is a way of showing others that you have entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ. It symbolizes what took place in your heart at the time of salvation:
- You have accepted Jesus Christ as Leader and Saviour.
- You share in His death and resurrection, illustrated by going under the water (dead to your old life), then rising again (new life).
- Were symbolically washed clean, our sins were forgiven by His death on the cross.
Because Jesus instructed us to be baptized, baptism is an act of obedience.
While it is not necessary for salvation, it demonstrates submission to God. We immerse at Oasis Community Church because we believe the Bible shows Jesus modeled that for us as the way to publicly acknowledge our faith in Him.
Some denominations 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, consequently you need to be old enough to make that decision for yourself. Baptism does not make you a believer, rather it shows that you already believe. We do however celebrate Child Dedication, here you can find more info.
The Baptism Process
The baptism process at Oasis has been designed to be both simple and meaningful.
Each step has been carefully planned with you in mind.
- Listen to "the baptism message"
- Contact us and let us know you want to be baptized
Click here to let us know you want to join others getting baptized! We will set up a time to connect and get all the information both we need and you need.
- Read "Sharing Your Baptism Story Guidelines
- Film Your Story
After we receive your contact information, we'll contact you to schedule a time to tape your story. Check out some sample Baptism stories.
- Get Baptized!
Baptisms take place during our Sunday services and include a showing of your pre-recorded video. Also, we will get some invites into your hands that you can use to bring out all your friends and family.
For questions or to sign up, please contact us.