Baptism at Gateway
We are excited that you are exploring baptism at Gateway! As a church, we believe baptism is an outward illustration of an inward reality. Baptism doesn't make you a Christian, rather it is an expression of new life as a Christian.
According to the Bible, water baptism is a symbolic act where a new Christian identifies with Christ's death, burial, and resurrection. Water baptism is a public profession of a person's repentance and faith in Jesus Christ and a way of giving outward testimony to an inward work of God. It symbolically identifies us as new creations in Jesus Christ. By going down in the water, we illustrate that our old self is dead to sin and buried by faith in Jesus.
If you are looking to get baptized at Gateway, please consider watching the video above that answers many questions and signing up for our next baptism class (offered for adults and elementary students). We are thrilled that you are taking next steps in your faith!