Beach Baptism16th Street, Manhattan Beach | Sunday, August 20th | 6pm
One of Jesus’ commands to his followers is to proclaim their faith publicly through water baptism. If you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, and are ready to be baptized, you'll have an opportunity to do so on Sunday, August 20th. (A mandatory pre-baptism meeting will be held on the 13th.) Everyone is invited to attend and celebrate with our fellow brothers and sisters who will be getting baptized!
If you would like to be baptized on Sunday, August 20th, please REGISTER.
What is baptism and why do we get baptized?
Baptism is an outward sign of our identification with Christ's death, burial and resurrection (Acts 2:38, Romans 6:2-3, Colossians 2:12, 1 Peter 3:21), and the initiatory rite into His church. Through baptism, we publicly testify that when Christ died on the cross for our sins, we died to our former life of sin. And as Christ was raised from the dead, we were also raised with Christ to walk in newness of life. Baptism is thus a public declaration and picture of the salvation found in Christ.
In light of this, all believers should seek to be baptized, and we encourage you to be baptized if you've put your trust in Christ.
If you would like to meet with one of our pastor-elders to learn more about baptism, please contact the church office.