Baptism was instituted by Jesus before the birth of the church as an outward public display of the inner private change that happens when a person decides to follow Jesus.
“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” (1 Corinthians 5:17 NLT)
Baptism looks different in different church communities. At Brazos Fellowship we practice the baptism of full immersion in water, believing it best symbolizes the death of the old life and the beginning of the new life. This is a new believer’s first act of obedience in beginning this new life in Jesus.
You may have questions about why we need baptism in general, about whether an earlier baptism “counts,” or about our approach to this sacred practice. We believe the Bible holds the answers to many such questions, and we would love to discuss it with you more.