Baptism DRAFT

Christian baptism by immersion is the solemn and beautiful testimony of a believer showing forth his faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior, and his union with Him in death to sin and resurrection to a new life. It is also a sign of fellowship and identification with the visible Body of Christ.

Baptism is a critical step of obedience to our Lord Jesus. If you are a believer and have not yet been baptized, we urge you to pursue Christian baptism. Below is some information on biblical baptism and how to complete the baptism process here at Countryside.

If you are interested in learning more about baptism, please enjoy listening to this message on the biblical priority of baptism.

The Baptism Process at Countryside

The major milestones of our Baptism process are:

  • Baptism Application
  • Baptism Class
  • Baptism Service

Milestone 1: Baptism Application

Applying for Baptism at Countryside

The first milestone is the Baptism Application. There are three steps to this process:

  1. Please carefully read our Baptism Booklet.
  2. Please listen entirely to Pastor Tom’s Sermon: The Importance of Baptism.
  3. Please follow the link below to apply for baptism.

After your application is complete, you will receive a link to register for the next available baptism class.

  1. Baptism

    If you are a Christian, but have not been baptized, we strongly encourage you to be baptized. We have regular classes that explain the importance of baptism, and help prepare you to be baptized. To get started, read our Baptism Booklet, listen to Pastor Tom's sermon on baptism, and then follow the link below to apply for baptism.

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Milestone 2: Baptism Class

Preparing for Baptism at Countryside

After completing your baptism application, you will be eligible for a baptism class, our second milestone of the baptism process. These are scheduled a few times throughout the year on a Sunday afternoon. The class lasts about 1 ¼ hours.

The class meets in the Fellowship Hall from 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm.

During the class, a variety of topics will be covered, including:

  • What is the Gospel?
  • What is Baptism?
  • Who Should Be Baptized?
  • Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation?
  • How does the Baptism Process work at Countryside?

To register for the next available baptism class, follow the link provided in the confirmation email received after submitting your baptism application.

If you have questions about the class, contact Carla Ryan.

Upcoming Baptism Classes

  • Sunday, September 8, 2019 (last class of 2019)

Milestone 3: Baptism Service

Participating in Baptism at Countryside

After completing your baptism application and the baptism class, you could be eligible to participate in the last milestone: the Baptism Service.

A few times throughout the year, our evening worship service is designated as a Baptism Service. After a time of worship in music, each participant will share their testimony with the congregation before being baptized. These services are always a highlight of the life of the church as each one shares the wonderful work of salvation that Christ has done in their life.

Upcoming Baptism Services

  • Sunday, October 6, 2019 (last baptism service of 2019)