At Element we believe baptism is making a public statement about your life and commitment to walk in the ways Jesus calls you to. Many people only get the Jesus “as seen on TV” and don’t understand what Jesus does in “real life” or what following Him looks like on a practical level...so we not only baptize people, but have them write their stories as well.
Baptism is not magical, but it is a deeply spiritual event that reflects the work Jesus has done in our lives. The act of Baptism is symbolic in that we identify with the death and resurrection of Christ. We are essentially being buried (by going under the water) and raised to walk in new life (by coming out of the water).
The entire point is public identification with Christ and His work within us. He is our great God and Savior that has come to restore a broken humanity that cannot have a relationship with God on its own. He is the Redeemer, He is the Remedy, He is the Hope, and He is our Life.
Element believes that those who believe in Christ should be baptized. There are other churches who baptize infants and very young children, but we hold that the decision to be baptized lies with the one being baptized.
How is a man, woman or infant different before and after baptism, or are they different at all? At Element we hold that baptism is a public profession of faith, showing the world that someone has submitted to the lordship of Jesus Christ and believed in Him as Savior.
If you would like to get baptized fill out the form on the right and someone will be in touch.
If you would like to read some of Element’s baptism stories, we encourage you to click here.
We also have the hope that one day you too will come to the saving knowledge, and trusting relationship, with Jesus. It makes all the difference in the world.
See Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 8:38–39, Romans 6:4–5, Acts 1:5, 2:33, 10:44–45, Acts 22:16 and Titus 3:5. If you are interested in the long debate about baptism you can read Tom Well’s excellent article here.