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Water baptism is the first biblical step after Salvation. If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, we encourage you to sign up to be water baptized and to invite your friends and family to celebrate with us.

Water Baptism

True North Church observes two biblical sacraments rooted in the actions and teachings of Jesus Christ: water baptism and holy communion. These sacraments represent both the individual, inward commitment to a personal relationship with Jesus and the corporate, outward sign of being connected to a local community of Christ followers—the local church.

We are excited and thrilled you’re ready to take the first step in your new life with Jesus.

Baptism FAQs

What is Water Baptism?

1. It illustrates Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.
“Christ died for our sins…was buried…and rose again.” 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

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

2. It illustrates 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 Corinthians 5:16

“By our baptism then, we were buried with him and shared His death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead…so also we may life a new life!” Romans 6:4

3. 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. Baptism is like a wedding ring – it’s the outward symbol of the commitment you make in your heart.
“For it is by grace you are saved, through faith. It is a gift of God – not by works so that no one can boast” Ephesians 2:8, 9

Why Get Baptized?

1. Jesus was baptized that way.
“As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water” Matthew 3:16

2. Every baptism in the Bible was by immersion.
“...then both Philip and the man went down into the water, and Philip baptized him...when they came up out of the water…” Acts 8:38-39

The word Baptize means “To dip under water.” The Greek work Baptizo means “To immerse or dip under water.” It is best symbolized as a burial and resurrection.

Who Should Get Baptized?
Every person who believes in Christ.
“Those who believe and accepted His message were baptized… “ Acts 2:4

“Simon... believed and was baptized” Acts 8:13

“But when they believed Philip as he preached the Good News... and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.” Acts 8:12