Get Baptized

What Is Baptism?

Baptism is the outward expression of an inward change. It is the immersion of a believer in water as an act of obedience, symbolizing to the world the believer’s faith in Jesus Christ. It's the next step after salvation.

Baptism doesn’t save a person; it’s a symbol and celebration of salvation (1 Peter 3:21). The power that brought Jesus back to life is the same power Jesus uses to change our lives – and that’s worth getting excited about!

Is Baptism Required For Salvation?

No. The Bible is clear that we are saved by faith alone. Jesus' death alone paid for our sins (Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus' payment for our sins is appropriated to our “account” by faith alone (John 3:16; Acts 16:31; Ephesians 2:8-9). Therefore, baptism is an important step of obedience after salvation but cannot be a requirement for salvation.  

Why is Baptism Important?

Jesus instructs us to be baptized and set the example by being baptized (Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 1:9). Obedience to Jesus shows we believe and follow Him (1 John 2:3). Because Jesus went public about His love for us, we can go public about our love for Him. Being baptized shows that we turn away from a life of sin toward Jesus, the only one who can change us (Acts 2:38-41).3. IS

When Should Someone Be Baptized?

For everyone who decides to follow Jesus, baptism is the next step. Anyone who commits his or her life to following Jesus is ready to be baptized (Acts 8:12).

FAQ About Being Baptized


Most people wear a t-shirt and shorts under the baptism robe. Make sure to bring a change of clothes. We have towels.


We typically offer baptisms once a month during the Sunday evening worship service. Just check-in with one of our pastors 15-20 minutes prior to the service begins.

(501) 888-2633
20422 N Springlake Rd. Hensley, AR 72065