Baptism

An Outward Sign of an Inward Decision

We're currently planning our next baptism service. Check back soon for details, or take a look at our online community kit below!

 

Baptism is a chance for you to go public with your faith in Jesus. It’s a big deal here at The Ridge, so you’ll see us celebrate Baptisms unlike just about anything else. We clap, cheer, yell and more to show how excited we are to be able to celebrate with you.

Why is baptism a big deal at The Ridge? Our church exists to help people find and follow Jesus. Baptism is a way of showing you’ve found Jesus and are deciding to follow Him for the rest of your life. We think that’s a pretty big deal.

If you made the decision to follow Jesus at any point in your life and have not yet been baptized, this is a great next step for you. 

Online Community Option

If you are a part of our online community, or if you can't make it to a physical campus, you can still make this decision! Let our team know you'd like to be baptized, and we'll reach out with information about an online baptism kit.

You or someone you know may have questions before making this big decision. That's okay. For additional information, we recommend checking out our baptism FAQ guide, a helpful resource that explains the significance of baptism at a deeper level. There are also 7 great reasons you would want to be baptized as your next step:

  1. Obedience | Jesus said that you should be baptized when you trust your life to Him.
  2. You’re afraid | The fact that you’re afraid is actually a sign you should be baptized. Your biggest breakthroughs often come on the other side of your biggest fears.
  3. It will form a milestone in your life | In the same way graduation marks finishing school, marriage marks the beginning of a new relationship, so baptism marks the beginning of your new faith journey.
  4. Your prior baptism was as an infant or you completed confirmation classes | For those who were baptized as children or did confirmation classes, being baptized after your decision to follow Jesus is a way of marking your decision personally in the way he modeled it.
  5. Jesus will use your story | Yes, we will share your story on video and with photos. Why? When else will your story be heard by hundreds or even thousands of people? Jesus will use your story to impact the stories of others (whether you think it’s exciting or not:).
  6. Your family and friends will celebrate…and be impacted | When we baptize you during a weekend service, we encourage you to invite your friends and family to come with you. For many of them, this will be a rare trip to church. Who knows what Jesus will do in them as they watch what He has done in you?
  7. We’ll make it as easy as possible | It’s a big step, so let us take care of the details. On the day of, we’ll give you a t-shirt and have towels and toiletries available. We worry about the details so you don’t have to.

NOTE: The recommended minimum age for baptism is 10 years old or more. For more information on baptism in Ridge Kids, click here. Please know that by participating in this event, you may be included in photos or video that are used for promotion or celebration of baptism. 

 Questions About Baptism? Email Us

Baptism Explained