We believe that baptism is a public declaration of an individual's decision to follow Jesus. It follows a long tradition practiced in the church, connecting to images of Jesus’s death and resurrection by immersing the individual in water, and raising him or her up out of it. Our desire is for you to understand baptism as a response to the Gospel... the good news that Jesus died and rose again, sacrificing himself to answer for our sins, providing a way for us to be reconciled to our creator. It is an opportunity to publicly identify with Jesus in his death and resurrection, acknowledging that we are sinners in need of a Savior.
Baptism is not a means of salvation; rather, it is a beautiful picture of our union with Christ and our declaration that we join Him as a people who are now living for His purposes.
If you have not taken this step to publicly acknowledge your response to the Gospel, we encourage you to do so. The first step would be to take a short online course on baptism, after which, a member of our pastoral staff will reach out to find a time to meet with you one on one. Following this, we'll schedule you to be baptized in one of the four baptism services that we hold each year.
Those middle-school aged or older who are wanting to be baptized should sign up on the form below. You will be sent a link to take the short online Baptism class consisting of 5 short videos and follow-up questions. Once you’ve completed the class, a member of the staff will contact you to get to know you and discuss your testimony. After that, you’ll be scheduled to record your testimony.
You can start the process at any time to be ready for the next baptism.
CFC is no longer offering a baptism class for children. If your child is younger than 11 and interested in baptism, CLICK HERE for more information.
If you are interested in being baptized, sign up on the form below, and we'll send you a link to the baptism course so you can begin.