Baptism

Baptism is a big step in the life of a follower of Jesus. Our next baptism is on January 10th. You can sign up toward the bottom of the page, but first read what baptism is about and let us know if you have any questions.

What is the meaning of Baptism?

It illustrates Christ’s burial and resurrection.

“For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism you were also raised with Christ.” —Col. 2:12

It illustrates my new life as a Christian.

“When someone becomes a Christian he becomes a brand new person inside. The old life has passed away and a new life has begun!” —2 Cor. 5:17

Baptism doesn’t make you a believer – it shows that you already believe. Baptism does not “save” you—only your faith in Christ does that.

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith…it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” —Ephesians 2:8,9

Can Children be Baptized?

At Echo.Church, we wait until our children are old enough to believe and understand the true meaning of baptism before we baptize them.

If you were baptized as a child, it was the intent of your parents that you would one day be a follower of Christ. Your baptism as an adult can be viewed as the fulfillment of your parents’ wishes. It in no way repudiates the Baptism you received as a child.

Who Should be Baptized?

Every person who has believed in Christ.

“Those who believe and accepted His message were baptized…” —Acts 2:41

If you were baptized when younger, but walked away from God for a season of your life, you are welcome to be baptized again to display your new commitment.

How do I sign up for baptism?

Fill out this form, check the “Baptism” box on your Connection Card, stop by the Hub at one of our campuses, or give us a call at (408) 890-5010.