We love to celebrate lives changed by Christ. We baptize people today because Jesus told us that after a person has become his follower, they are to be baptized. The purpose of Baptism is to show people in both the church and the community that you've become a follower of Jesus.
The Bible tells us in Matthew 28:19 that if you've trusted Jesus, your Next Step is to get baptized.
Questions About Baptism
I was baptized before, should I be baptized again?
If you were baptized as a baby, child, or before you trusted in Christ, then yes, you should. If you were baptized as a believer elsewhere, you don't have to be baptized again at LCBC.
Do I need to have it all together before I'm baptized?
No—being baptized doesn’t mean you’re perfect. If you are trusting Christ for salvation, you're ready to be baptized.
At what age should my child be baptized?
To be sure that the person being baptized fully understand his or her decision, LCBC doesn’t baptize kids under the age of 8. Parents may want to encourage their kids to wait even longer until they’re mature enough to make the decision for themselves. We do not baptize children without their parent's consent.
What if my family doesn’t approve of me being baptized?
Baptism is a personal choice between you and God to publicly share your story. If your family doesn't approve or understand, we would love to talk to you about how to have a conversation with them.
Does baptism forgive my sins?
No—trusting Jesus forgives your sins. Your Baptism is a public declaration of your decision to trust Jesus.
What do I need to do in order to be baptized at LCBC?
Sign up online, write your story (a staff member or volunteer will be there to guide you if you need assistance), and then attend Baptism Prep Class.