Silverdale Baptist Church

Baptism

What Baptism Symbolizes

Baptism symbolizes that you have accepted Christ as your Lord and Savior, that your old life has been put to death, and that you have new life in Jesus Christ. Baptism is an act of obedience since Jesus instructed us to be baptized, and it also shows others that you have entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ.

The Method Of Baptism

Baptism can sometimes seem confusing, but the Bible clearly shows us the method to use. Baptism is a picture of our identification with Christ through His death, burial and resurrection. The word "baptize" in the New Testament translates to mean "immerse," "submerge," or "to place under." Scripture says that Jesus "came up out of the water" when he was baptized.

At Silverdale, we immerse believers when they are baptized because we believe Scripture shows that Jesus modeled that as the way for us to publicly acknowledge our faith in Him.

Infant Christening

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 have chosen to believe.

Is Baptism Required For Church Membership?

At Silverdale, we require those who have not been baptized by immersion to be baptized. We do not want to question a person's salvation experience or diminish his or her Christian heritage, but we want to unite our membership in belief and practice.

Baptism Ministry Team

If you would be interested in assisting with baptisms during any of our services, please contact Cindy Haley

The Baptism Process

  1. Speak to one of our ministers personally or respond to an invitation at the end of one of our worship services to express your desire to be baptized.
  2. Someone will contact you to schedule your baptism.
  3. Your baptism will take place at the scheduled date and time.
Please describe your salvation experience.
Please describe why you want to be baptized.