Common Questions On Baptism
As you are immersed in water, you bury your old sinful nature. When you come out of the water, you experience the new life and resurrection in Jesus.
(Colossians 2:12, Romans 6:4)
Once you have committed yourself to Jesus Christ and acknowledge Him as Lord by turning away from sin and trusting Him, you are ready for water baptism.
(Acts 2:41; 8:12-13)
To follow the example set by Christ. (Mark 1:9) Because Christ commanded it. (Matthew 28:19-20) It demonstrates that you really are a believer. (1 John 2:3)
The word “baptize” means to “dip under water.” Because Jesus was baptized that way. (Matthew 3:16) Every biblical baptism was by immersion. (Acts 8:38-39)
Your baptism should have signified you becoming a follower of Jesus, beginning a changed life, and uniting with a new family. If your baptism did not reflect this change of life for you, you should be baptized again.
At Creekwood, we wait until our children are old enough to believe and understand the true meaning of baptism before we baptize them. When a child makes a decision to follow Christ, we will gladly baptize them.
If you are getting baptized we ask that you arrive at the water park by 5:30pm. This allows time for us to meet with all those being baptized and explain the process as well as answer any questions.
Of course! Having friends and family to celebrate with you at your baptism is a great way to show them that you are serious in your commitment to Christ.
When you arrive at the water park you will be given a Creekwood t-shirt to wear during the baptism. However, we do ask that you wear a dark-colored pair of pants or shorts that you’re not afraid to get wet.