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WHAT IS BAPTISM?

We believe that baptism is the action a person takes after becoming a Christ Follower. We see this many times in scripture as people believed in Jesus Christ and were subsequently baptized.


Acts 8:12 — But when they believed Philip as he preached the good news of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.

Acts 8:13 — Simon himself believed and was baptized. And he followed Philip everywhere, astonished by the great signs and miracles he saw.

Acts 18:8 — Crispus, the synagogue ruler, and his entire household believed in the Lord; and many of the Corinthians who heard him believed and were baptized.

Acts 19:4-5 — Paul said, “John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus.

We see baptism as something done after making a clear decision to follow Jesus. We absolutely believe that a teenager can make this decision. Statistics say that most Christ-followers made a decision to follow Jesus between the ages of 4-14 (84 %).

 

The Process

When students in 6th -12th grade are ready to make the decision to publicly mark their desire to follow Christ with Baptism, they will need to attend a student baptism class. You may contact your student pastor to find out when the next baptism class will take place. The intention of the class is to make sure students understand the nature of their decision.  

 

Once students attend the class, they’re free to be baptized at any upcoming Sunday morning adult baptism or during a special student baptism during a Wednesday night Student service at either the North or South campus. Family and friends are encouraged to can gather and cheer them on along with their One Eighty small group peers and leaders friends.  

 

If you have questions about student baptism, please email:
North Campus Students: studentsnorth@gatewaychurch.com

South Campus Students: studentssouth@gatewaychurch.com