Baptism

Baptism is an outward expression of an inward transformation.

It’s a public declaration that you have decided to be a follower of Jesus Christ.
For everyone who decides to follow Jesus Christ, baptism is your next step.
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The Power of Changed Lives

What you need to know about Baptism

I have accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and I would like to be baptized – WHAT DO I DO NEXT?

What is baptism?

Baptism is an outward expression of an inward spiritual renewal. It’s a public declaration of how Jesus changed your life. Being baptized shows others that you’ve decided to follow Jesus, and allows them to celebrate this decision with you (Acts 16:31-34).

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.

Why should I be baptized?

Jesus instructs us to be baptized and set the example. (Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 1:9) 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)

Who is eligible to be baptized?

Those who decide to follow Jesus. If you haven’t made that commitment to know Jesus as your personal Savior, you can pray this prayer right now, wherever you are:

“Dear Lord Jesus, I admit that I’ve fallen short. I’ve sinned and need your forgiveness. I believe and understand that You lived, died and rose again so that I could be connected to God. I give you my past, present and future. I receive this gift by trusting You alone as my only way to heaven. I give my life to you.”

Does Cypress baptize children?

5th and 6th graders that have completed Cypress Catechism, and have ask Christ to be their personal Savior are eligible. Younger children, along with their parents, are encouraged to participate in Cypress Child Dedication.

I have been baptized before, it was more of a decision made for me or it wasn’t personal. Can I be baptized again?

Only YOU can make this decision. At Cypress, we encourage people to take the step of baptism again if he or she does not remember the baptism, it was not a personal decision, or he or she is re-dedicating their life to Christ.

Further questions may be answered at the Baptism class. Is baptism your next step? If so, please continue with the registration process. If not, we would love to talk with you about your next step. Stop by the My Next Steps desk in the lobby to ask us anything. You can also attend Discover Cypress, which is the first step for anyone at Cypress Church.

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