Are you ready to take your faith public? Water baptism is an outward expression of an inward transformation, and the first step of discipleship for the believer. If you are interested in being water baptized come and learn what it means to be water baptized and how to take this next step in your walk with Christ! The Bible says that all professing Christians should be baptized (Matthew 28:18-20). Whether you've been following Jesus for a long time and never got baptized or are a new Christian, we would be honored to baptize you!


Q. Why Should I Be Baptized?

We see four Biblical reasons:
1. To Follow Christ's Example. ( Mark 1:9)
2. Because Jesus Commanded it. (Matt. 28:19-20)
3. It demonstrates the reality of my salvation.  (Acts 18:8)
4. It identifies me with a local church. (Acts 2:41, 47)
Q. Who should be baptized

Every person who has believed in Jesus Christ.
1. Baptism does not make you a believer — it shows that you already believe.
2. Baptism does not "save" you; only God's grace received through faith can do that.
3. Baptism is like the wedding ring — an outward symbol of an inner commitment the believer has already made in their heart. 
Q. What is the meaning/purpose of baptism?

The purpose of baptism is to give visual testimony of our commitment to Christ.
Baptism is the first step of discipleship.
1. It illustrates Christ's death, burial, and resurrection. (Romans 6:4, 1 Cor. 5:3-4, Col. 2:12)
2. It illustrates my union with the body of Christ. (1 Cor. 12:13)
3. It illustrates my new life as a Christian. ( Romans 6:4, 2 Cor. 5:17)
Q. Does MBC baptize Children/Babies?

Yes and no.
The Bible teaches very clearly that each individual must make their own decision to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. That decision cannot be made by someone else. At MBC we are committed to doing things God's way according to the Bible — therefore we wait until our children are old enough to make their own decision to receive Christ as their Savior. We also make sure that they understand the true meaning of baptism before we baptize them. 

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