Baptism is one of the most significant spiritual markers in our lives that we should always remember. Our desire is simply to walk alongside you as you take this important step toward Jesus. Our Elders, Pastors, and Baptism Team look forward to helping make this moment one you'll never forget as you continue to grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ.
Why should I be baptized?
Is baptism the next step in your relationship with Jesus? At WRCC, we believe that baptism is the next natural step of obedience the life of every repenting sinner who's placed their faith and trust in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. The Bible reminds us that it's not our baptism itself that saves us, but only by the blood of Jesus Christ and His amazing grace that we are saved. Ephesians 2:8-9
When can I be baptized?
Baptism is such an important part of your relationship with Jesus Christ that we have uniquely designed a series of 4 important conversations that need to take place before every baptism at WRCC. The main experience in which these 4 conversations are delivered is through our baptism class which is offered several times through the calendar year. The 4 conversations covered in each of these classes are as follows:
- a basic understanding of salvation and baptism
- recognizing your true identity with Jesus Christ
- develop your personal story with Jesus and how to share it with others
- discovering your next step with Jesus and the local church after your baptism
One of the best things about our class experience is the opportunity you will have to share this experience with other people following Jesus in the same way. The class is designed for you to not only explore your faith on a personal level but also alongside other new friends sharing this same experience! Your class will include some teaching time from one of our Pastors, lots of interactive discussions with others in the class, an opportunity to develop your story and share it with others in our church, and you’ll be invited to participate in our Baptism Celebration Weekend alongside others you’ve become friends with in the class.
The Baptism Celebration Weekend takes place on the weekend following the 3rd session.
As a side note, we do understand that God works in a number of different ways in the lives of people He loves. With that being said, we may have some baptisms that occur following our services or at scheduled times throughout the week. What will be most important prior to those baptisms, is your confession of faith in Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, alongside the 4 important conversations we mentioned above with one of our Pastors on staff.
What should I bring for my baptism?
You are welcome to bring your swimsuit to wear during your baptism. We'll provide you with a new t-shirt to wear, towels to dry off, and even a nice WRCC plastic bag to put your wet clothes in. We've even got you covered if you don't bring anything with shorts, t-shirts, and towels.