Baptism is an outward expression of an inward decision to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. This is your opportunity to show others that you have entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ.
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 Sun Valley Community Church because we believe Scripture shows that Jesus modeled that for us as the way to publicly acknowledge our faith in Him.
It symbolizes what took place in your heart at the time of salvation:
- You accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
- You shared in His death and resurrection, illustrated by going under the water (dead to your old life), then rising again (new life).
- You were symbolically washed clean, and your sins forgiven by His death on the cross.
We believe that baptism is an important step of obedience for every person who has accepted Christ as his or her Savior. So we count it as privilege to walk with you as you take this next step on your spiritual journey.
To learn more about taking the next step with baptism, check out this video.