Water Baptism & Family Day

Every year, we love celebrating Water Baptism with you, your family, and our Creekwood community. It is truly an amazing experience to witness people taking this important step in their faith journey!

Save the date for our Next Water Baptism and Family Day on Sunday morning August, 4 at Hawaiian Falls Mansfield. Baptism registration will open in June.
If you would like to be baptized before then please reach out through our Contact Form.

Water Baptism

The Bible teaches that if you have accepted Christ into your life, the next step is to be water baptized (Matthew 28:18-20). Water baptism is a public declaration to your community, friends, and family of your commitment to living a renewed life through Jesus. Listen to teaching on water baptism here.

Hey, Parents!

If your child has made the decision to follow Jesus, it is time to take the next step by being water baptized. Below you will find a guide with questions that will help make the decision if your child is ready. If you feel your child is ready, we’ve provided a devotional for you and your child to walk through the steps of what it means to be water baptized. Register your child for our Creekwood Baptism Weekend!

Baptism Decision GuideKids Baptism Devotional

Common Questions On Baptism

What is water 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)

Who should be baptized?

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)

Why should I be baptized?

To follow the example set by Christ. (Mark 1:9) Because Christ commanded it. (Matthew 28:18-20) It demonstrates that you really are a believer. (1 John 2:3)

Why do we baptize by submersion?

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)

Should I be baptized again?

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.

Can my child or infant be baptized?

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 I want family and friends to come watch can they do that?

Absolutely! 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. Entrance is free for the Water Baptism service which begins at 8:30am. If they want to stay at the park “All Day”, they will need to have an “All Day” ticket.

For any further questions about water baptism email waterbaptism@creekwoodchurch.com.