We know that our relationship with God is personal but it is not meant to be private. As you’ve made a personal commitment to follow Jesus, baptism is a way to make this personal commitment public.  Jesus instituted baptism in the New Testament first by being baptized Himself by John and then also in Matthew 28 when he instructed his disciples just before His ascension to continue teaching others about Him by also baptizing. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:19–20).  Our faith is meant to be lived out in community. Following Jesus in the obedience of baptism, in the presence of your church family  cheering and supporting you is a great next step to a spiritual journey that will be marked by obedience to God and walking with others.

Brand-New Life

Baptism illustrates, in dramatic style, the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. At the same time, it also illustrates our death to sin and new life in Christ. As the sinner confesses the Lord Jesus, he dies to sin (Romans 6:11) and is raised to a brand-new life (Colossians 2:12). Being submerged in the water represents death to sin, and emerging from the water represents the cleansed, holy life that follows salvation. Romans 6:4 puts it this way: “We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.”

Very simply, baptism is an outward showing of the internal and personal change in a believer’s life.

Baby Dedication

For our babies, we do dedications rather than baptism. For more information about that, email our family ministry to learn more

Radius Church Baptism

If you have more questions about Baptism or would like to take the next step and be baptized, email Blake at