baptism

Life to the fullest starts here!

Baptism is an important next step of obedience that shows others we have

personally trusted Jesus for our salvation. 

It's an outward expression of an inward decision to put our faith in Jesus.


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. 



People often have questions regarding baptism: 

Why be baptized? Should I be baptized again? 

Scroll down for a list of common questions & facts about baptism.

common questions

WHY SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED?

Those who are baptized are following Jesus' example and obeying his command. 

(Matthew 3.16-17; Matthew 28.18-20)


WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE?

Water baptism is a public declaration of three very important things:  

You are a follower of Jesus Christ (Acts 2.41) 

You are beginning a changed life in Christ (Romans 6.4) 

You are part of a new family. (Galatians 3.26-27) 


I HAVE ALREADY BEEN BAPTIZED. SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED AGAIN?

Your baptism should have signified you becoming a follower of Jesus, 

beginning a changed life, and uniting with a new family. 

If your baptism did not reflect this change of life, then you should be baptized again.


CAN MY CHILD BE BAPTIZED?

We will baptize anyone who understands what baptism symbolizes and wants to make that personal, public declaration. We recommend children considering baptism be at least 12 years of age, but we encourage any parents to partner with our Lighthouse Kids and Lighthouse Youth ministries to help guide your children through these decisions of faith. 


CAN MY INFANT BE BAPTIZED?

At Lighthouse we follow the example of Jesus: 

He was dedicated as an infant by his parents (Luke 2.22-40), 

and baptized later as an adult (Matthew 3.16-17). 

So while we do not baptize infants, we do provide opportunities for baby dedications. 


Scroll down for more information about baby dedications at Lighthouse

child dedication

At Lighthouse, we believe the best is yet to come and we love serving the next generation. 


Throughout the year we have Child Dedications during our Sunday morning services. Our Child dedications are a time of celebration, where we commission parents to set a healthy example for their child as they grow up. At Lighthouse, Child Dedications are an expression of our desire to empower parents to raise up the next generation of Christ followers. During the dedication, the parents and the child are invited to the stage where there is a brief time of prayer and dedication.  


We believe this is the example of Jesus: He was dedicated as an infant by his parents (Luke 2.22-40), and baptized later as an adult (Matthew 3.16-17).


We recommend children be 11 years of age or younger for child dedication.