Baptism at Grace
Baptism is your first step.
Baptism is the first step of faith for anyone who believes in Jesus. It’s a sacrament — an outward visible sign of the inward, spiritual work God is doing in your heart. At Grace, we host a big party for baptism! It’s a huge family picnic to celebrate your decision to follow Christ in community.
The Bible is clear: the very first step for someone who’s chosen to follow Christ is the sacrament of baptism. We are baptized to follow the example set by Christ (Mark 1:9), because Christ commanded it (Matthew 28:19-20), and because it demonstrates that we are believers (I John 2:3; Romans 6:3-4; Acts 2:41; Acts 8:12).
Obedience in baptism says “I belong to God.” It is a public witness to your faith and a symbol of the transformation of your life — dying to self and coming alive to God. In this way, it illustrates Christ’s death, burial and resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:3–4; Colossians 2:12).
Baptism at Grace is a true celebration of changed lives. Twice a year, we gather all our campuses together to rejoice in the hearts God is transforming through our church.
Who should be baptized?
Every person who trusts in Jesus Christ for their salvation should be baptized. Having decided to trust Jesus alone for their salvation, they follow Him in baptism as a symbol of their new life in Him.
“Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.” (Acts 2:41)
“On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.” (Acts 19:5)
“And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.” (Acts 22:16)
Have children who are interested in baptism?
We offer a step-by-step journal for parents to teach their kids about baptism and decide together if this is the next right step for them. Download it here or pick one up at your campus.
Our next baptism weekend:
All Campuses: November 16 & 17
ORLANDO: After the 5:30p service on Sat and after the 10:45a on Sunday
OVIEDO: Between the morning 9:15a and 10:45a services
WINTER GARDEN: After the 10a service