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Baptism

At Moon Valley, we don't just value baptism, we celebrate it! Baptism Sundays are a morning devoted especially to those participating, and we strive to make it a memorable morning for everyone. 

If baptism is something you would like to do at Moon Valley, please note that we ask for you to pre-record a special testimony video prior to your baptism Sunday. This video gets played during service as you make your way to the baptismal. 

We will be observing baptism during service on Sunday, May 2nd.

We are so excited to help make this day special for you!

why?

i already believe in jesus. what's the point?

GREAT QUESTION. LET'S LOOK TO SCRIPTURE AND FIND OUT!

OBEDIENCE

There's a lot we do in our lives because Jesus tells us to, and baptism is part of that. We see baptism as a step of faith in obeying what Jesus commanded us to do as a public expression of personal faith in Jesus. When did he say that? 

"Go, therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit." (Matthew 28:19)

If you believe in Jesus but haven't been baptized yet, know that being baptized isn't a requirement of salvation, but simply an act of obedience to Christ Jesus. 

 

SYMBOLISM

Baptism is also a symbol of what Jesus did when he died on the cross for our sins. He died, was buried, and rose again to wash away the sins for ALL who will believe. Baptism is a portrait of this spiritual reality. 

"Or do you not know that all of us have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life." (Romans 6:3-4)
"Having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead." (Colossians 2:12)

SIMPLY PUT, IT SHOWS PEOPLE THAT YOU BELIEVE IN, AND ARE A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST. 

Have more questions? A good place to start if you have questions about baptism, and how MVBC practices baptism, is by watching our lead pastor Bob Kerrey's 2019 sermon "Baptismal Rendezvous." 

ALRIGHT, LET'S DO THIS. WHAT NOW? 

GREAT! WE'RE SO EXCITED YOU'VE DECIDED TO TAKE THE PLUNGE AND GET BAPTIZED! 

We encourage you to contact MVBC to let us know you're interested in baptism. The next step will be to attend a special Baptism Orientation class at Moon Valley Bible Church. This class will provide you with more information on how we as a church practice baptism. Our next Baptism Orientation class is happening on Monday, April 19th at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Email  to sign up!

If you're ready to take the plunge, need more information, or have any questions about baptism at Moon Valley, please contact us at