Baptism signup

ARE YOU WANTING TO BE BAPTIZED?

Congratulations on your decision to be baptized! We are so excited to celebrate with you as a church family.
Please fill out this form and click submit so we can prepare well for you!

“As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased."

Matthew 3:16–17

BAPTISM

Baptism signifies you becoming a follower of Jesus,
beginning a changed life, and uniting with a new family.

Baptism is an outward expression of an inward change. It’s a public declaration of how Jesus changed your life.
Being baptized shows others that you’ve decided to follow Jesus, and allows them to celebrate this decision with you.
Baptism doesn’t save a person; it’s a symbol and celebration of salvation (1 Peter 3:21). The power that brought Jesus back to life is the same power Jesus uses to change our lives – and that’s worth getting excited about!

FREQUENTLY ASKED BAPTISM QUESTIONS

It's ok to have questions about baptism!
Below are some frequently asked questions; if your question isn't answered please use our contact form to ask it!

WHY SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED?

Jesus instructs us to be baptized and set the example by being baptized
(Matthew 28:19-20,Mark 1:9).
Obedience to Jesus shows we believe and follow Him. Because Jesus went public with His love for us, we can go public about with our love for Him. Being baptized shows that we turn away from a life of sin toward Jesus, the only one who can change us
(Acts 2:38-41).

WHEN SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED?

For everyone who decides to follow Jesus, baptism is the next step. Anyone who commits his or her life to following Jesus is ready to be baptized (Acts 8:12).

DO YOU BAPTIZE CHILDREN?

As parents, we can help point our children to Jesus, but they are the ones to decide if they will commit their lives to Him (Romans 10:9).
Any instance of baptism follows a person’s decision to trust Jesus for his or her salvation and commitment to follow Him (Acts 10:47-48). At LAVC, we encourage parents to help determine if children is truly able to express their own decision to follow Jesus and fully understands the meaning of baptism.

DO I NEED TO BE BAPTIZED AGAIN?

If you haven’t been baptized by immersion since you decided to follow Jesus, we want to help you take your next step of being baptized. Once you’ve taken that step, there’s no need to be baptized again.