Baptism

february, 2018

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Baptism is an act of obedience to publicly profess your salvation. At NPHX Church, we practice full-immersion baptism, symbolizing the process of death and resurrection that Jesus went through for us. Here are some FAQ’s about baptism. Please let us know if you’re interested in scheduling your baptism by filling out the form below.

How do I schedule my Baptism?

If you would like to be baptized please contact carmen.mioni@nphx.org or call 602.707.5734. Or you may also sign up here and someone will contact you to schedule.

What is the purpose of Baptism?

Through baptism, we identify with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. It outwardly says to the Lord Jesus, “Your death is my death-I no longer have to die for my sins. Your life is my life-I now have your eternal life, now and forever” (Romans
3:23,6:23). As you are immersed in water, you symbolically bury your old sinful nature. When you come up out of the water, it symbolically shows your new life and resurrection that belongs to you through Jesus.

Why should I be Baptized?

Jesus, the creator of the universe was baptized (Mark 1:9-11), and He commands all believers to follow His example (Matthew 28:19-20; 1 Peter 2:21). Baptism is an act of obedience, confession and identification with Christ.  It is a demonstration of your covenant with God and your surrendered life to Christ.

What is the significance of Baptism?

Baptism is an outward demonstration of your salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9). It’s a symbol of a covenant, much like a wedding ring. When a couple marries, they give each other a ring. This ring does not make them married. The ring is a symbol to others of that promise and covenant they made in their hearts to each other. Like the wedding ring, baptism is a symbol that testifies before God and people of the promise and covenant a person has made in his heart with Jesus. At the same time, baptism is more than just a symbol. There is a very real spiritual work that is accomplished in the waters of baptism (Matthew 3:16-17). According to these verses, God is well pleased with his children that follow him in obedience.

How should I be Baptized?

Baptism is to be done by immersion in water, because the Greek word “baptizo” literally means to immerse or dunk. Jesus was immersed (Matthew 3:13-17), the early church immersed (Acts 2:41), and the New Testament teaches nothing but immersion.

When should I get Baptized?

You should get baptized at your first opportunity after you have received Christ as Lord and Savior (Acts 8:35-39; 16:30; 18:8). North Phoenix has opportunities for you to be baptized every Sunday. Also, if you’ve recently prayed to receive Christ, we encourage you to attend our next membership class to learn the importance of the church in your in your new walk with Christ.

Ready to be baptized?

That’s great news! We’d love to follow up with you. Take a moment to fill out this form and someone from our team will be in touch with you shortly. If your child is under the age of 12 and wants to be baptized, please contact our NPHX Kids team.

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