Listen to the Believer's Baptism
Q: When will the baptisms be?
A: The baptisms will be during our 10:30 am service.
Q: What should I wear when I am baptized?
A: Women should wear shorts and a top, a “muumuu” style dress, or a swimsuit. Men may wear a swimsuit. Bring a change of clothes, a towel, and a plastic bag for your wet clothes. You may change into your baptism robe in the church restrooms.
Q: What should I do on Sunday morning?
A: arrive early and, if you have not already done so, select a baptism robe (a.k.a. “choir robe”). Change into your baptism robe and wait in the Baptistry area - the door is on the south-west side of the auditorium.
Q: Will I have to say anything?
A: No, but you can if you want to. At the beginning of the service, Pastor Jesse will briefly explain the meaning of baptism. You will wait at the edge of the pool for your turn to be baptized. Pastor Jesse or another pastor will introduce you, briefly lower you just under the water, and then you can leave the pool, dry off, and watch the others.
Q: Who can come to my baptism?
A: Anyone! We encourage you to invite all your relatives and friends to attend your baptism. If you will let us know ahead of time, Alliance Church will gladly provide you with invitations to hand out to family and friends.
Q: Can my family be baptized together?
A: YES! If each family member understands fully the meaning of baptism, and each one has personally placed his/her trust in Christ for salvation, we encourage families to be baptized at the same time. It is a wonderful expression of commitment. Young children who wish to be baptized are asked to meet with our Minister of Children for a pre-baptism conversation.
However, it is important to remember that baptism is a personal statement of faith, not a family tradition. It is usually not wise to delay your baptism while waiting for other family members to accept Christ, particularly children. This puts undue pressure on them and delays your obedience.