Baptism

What is baptism?

Baptism is a public testimony of what Christ has done in your life as a Christ-follower. It is a symbolic picture of death, burial and resurrection, and new life as well as your commitment to Christ and to His church. When you are baptized, you are obeying Christ's command in the Bible for all believers, and you are telling the world that Jesus Christ is the Lord of your life.

How does FBC view baptism?

At Foothill Bible Church we believe that biblical baptism is symbolic— it doesn't "save" you— but also that it's very important in the life of every believer. We require that those desiring membership at Foothill Bible Church be baptized— either previously at the time of your commitment to Christ, or when you desire membership at Foothill Bible Church.

How is one baptized?

Those seeking baptism should make their desire known to a pastor, elder, or ministry leader. Baptism is a personal act of one’s faith and obedience and has no condition upon salvation. Let parents be discerning about baptism for their children. Too often is the remark, “I was baptized as a child, but I didn’t really know what I was doing” (Acts 8:36-39; 10:47-48).

If there is no reality of Jesus Christ in the heart, it will be an empty and meaningless ritual.

If you would like more teaching on what the Bible says about baptism, we invite you to listen to a sermon Pastor David preached on baptism: "Questions on Baptism"