WHAT IS WATER BAPTISM AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
At Foursquare Church we believe that baptism is a public declaration of an inward confession, meaning, after you ask Jesus to be the Lord and savior of your life (inward) you get baptized to show the change that just took place in your heart (outward). Baptism symbolizes us taking part in the death and resurrection of Jesus. Romans 6:4 says: “We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the father, we too may live a new life.” Because of this we baptize people by fully immersing them in water. Going under the water symbolizes Jesus death, being put in the tomb, and coming out of the water symbolizes Jesus’ resurrection.
THERE ARE SO MANY REASONS TO GET BAPTIZED; BUT HERE ARE SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT...
- Jesus Commands Us To (Matt. 28:18-20)
- Jesus Was Baptized (Matt. 3:13-17)
- It Pleases God (Matt. 3:17)
- It is how we identify with Jesus’ death and resurrection in our own life (Rom. 6:4)
Frequently Asked Questions:
HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO GET BAPTIZED?
Here at Foursquare Church we ask that if your child under the age of 12 would like to be baptized, to schedule a meeting with one of our Foursquare Kids Pastors, to go over the meaning of baptism in depth with both you and your child and then we can get your child registered for baptism. If you feel as though your child might not be ready to get baptized we recommend Child Dedications; which is simply an opportunity for one of our pastors to pray a blessing over you and your child, and for you as a parent to publicly commit to raising your child in the things of the Lord. To contact one of Kids Pastors click here: Contact a Kids Pastor
WHEN & WHERE ARE BAPTISMS?
Baptisms are approximately once every two months at North, South and East Campus. A limited number of Baptisms will be conducted during all services for North and South Campus, with additional baptisms immediately following each service. East Campus will have baptisms after service only.
WHAT DOES THE DAY OF BAPTISM LOOK LIKE?
On the day of Baptism, we request that you are present at the campus 45 minutes prior to service, get checked in and attend an orientation. Inquire in the lobby for the registration location.
If you have any additional questions, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 253-848-9111.
Below is the 2018 baptism schedule. Registration will open up for each baptism approximately 2 months before the date. Click on the date below to register for the next baptism.