Next step as a Jesus follower

We believe baptism is an essential part of our salvation process.  It's an act of obedience and testimony before men and God, showing others that you belong to Jesus.  In Matthew 3:14, Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, and we do this to follow His example.  When Christians are baptized, they are submerged under water to identify with the death and burial of Jesus and raised out of the water to identify with His resurrection. Just as Jesus was baptized in public, we believe water baptism is a public declaration affirming; we belong to Christ, we are a new creation, and we are in the family of Christ.