Your story needs to be heard.
We're so excited you're interested in possibly getting baptized. Going public with our faith in this way is not only something that Jesus has called us to do, but it can also be a tremendous blessing to others, as your story inspires them to a better life in Christ. We've designed the baptism process to be as easy as possible and our team will help you along the way. Below we have outlined some common questions about baptism as well as our process to get started.
We consider it a privilege to walk with you as you take this next step on your spiritual journey.
What We Believe About Baptism
WHO SHOULD BE BAPTIZED?
Christians believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation occurs only when a person places his or her faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for his or her sin.
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, then you are ready to be baptized. Just like a bride and groom show others their love for one another by wearing wedding bands, your baptism is your opportunity to show others that you have accepted Christ and are now walking with Him.
If you have any questions about how to begin a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, please contact us.
WHAT BAPTISM SYMBOLIZES?
Baptism is a way of showing others that you have entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ. It symbolizes what took place in your heart at the time of salvation:
You have accepted Jesus Christ as Leader and Saviour.
You share in His death and resurrection, illustrated by going under the water (dead to your old life), then rising again (new life).
We're symbolically washed clean, our sins were forgiven by His death on the cross.
Because Jesus instructed us to be baptized, baptism is an act of obedience.
While it is not necessary for salvation, it demonstrates submission to God. We immerse at Oasis Church because we believe the Bible shows Jesus modelled that for us as the way to publicly acknowledge our faith in Him.
Some denominations choose to christen infants. While we recognize the right of other churches to practice infant christening, we understand Scripture to teach that only professing believers qualify for baptism, consequently you need to be old enough to make that decision for yourself. Baptism does not make you a believer, rather it shows that you already believe. We do however celebrate Child Dedication.
The Baptism Process
The baptism process at Oasis has been designed to be both simple and meaningful.
Each step has been carefully planned with you in mind.
1. Watch the "The Baptism Message."
2. Contact us and let us know you want to be baptized. We will set up a time to connect and get all the info we need as well as give you all the info you need.
4. We will arrange a time with you to film your story.
5. Get Baptized! Baptisms take place during our Sunday services and include a showing of your pre-recorded video. Also, we will get some invites into your hands that you can use to bring out all your friends and family.