Water Baptism

About Baptism

Baptism is an important step of obedience that shows others we have personally trusted Jesus for our salvation. Jesus was baptized when He was on the earth, 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.

We believe that water baptism is a public declaration of three important things: you are a follower of Jesus Christ, you are beginning a changed life in Christ, and you are part of a new family. Learn about the significance of baptism and how you can be baptized at Victory.

Baptism Facts

Obeying Jesus’ Commandment
The number one reason you should get baptized in water is because Jesus commands you to.
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20 (NKJV)
Being baptized in water is one of the first steps you take in becoming a disciple of the Lord. A disciple is not just one who learns about Jesus but one who follows His ways as well. Being saved has brought you out of Satan’s kingdom and control and put you into God’s kingdom under Jesus’ control (Colossians 1:13). That means you have decided to do what Jesus says and follow His example. By being baptized in water Himself, Jesus set an example He expects all of us to follow.

An Outward Picture
For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with Him you were raised to new life... Colossians 2:12 (NLT) Water baptism is an outward picture of what Jesus has done for you. Jesus died for your sins, was buried, and then was raised from the dead with resurrection life. When you asked Jesus into your heart, there was a death, a burial, and a resurrection that happened in your spirit in a moment’s time. (1 Corinthians 12:13)

That is why you go all the way under the water when you are baptized. You are showing people that your old spirit and all your past sins are buried with Christ. When you come up out of the water, you are saying Jesus has given you a new life, that you have been born again. Everyone sees a picture of the change that has taken place inside your heart.

A Decision of Faith
We were there buried with Him through baptism into death in order that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. Romans 6:4 (NIV) Water baptism does not save you. It has no purpose or meaning until after a person has asked Jesus into their heart. But water baptism is a very important step in your new Christian life. When you accepted Jesus as your Lord, you made a decision of faith to receive Him in your heart. When you are baptized in water you are making a decision of faith to follow Him all the days of your life. You are choosing to let Jesus and you are new, born again spirit be in charge of your life. Water baptism will always be a reminder of your decision to follow the Lord. If you have never prayed a prayer to accept Jesus as your Lord, you can do it right now!

Are you ready to be water baptized?

Sign-up for water baptism!

Victory holds several water baptism services a year. We will announce it via social media and in service when one is available for you to sign-up. You can always contact us for more information.

Invite your family and friends!

Water baptism is a time of celebration and public declaration of new life in Christ. Bring your friends and family with you to the water baptism service so you can celebrate together.

What we provide

We provide you with a free t-shirt that you can keep even after. We do ask that you have a change of clothes and a towel ready! 

At the end of service

Water baptisms happen at the end of our regular service. Pastor Allen will give you directions if you would like to change your clothes before water baptisms.