Baptism is often a significant step of obedience after making your faith commitment to Jesus. Through the waters of baptism, you publicly identify with Jesus in His death, burial and resurrection, and openly declare that Christ is the new leader of your life. (Romans 6:3-4)

You are invited to our Baptism Class if you are preparing for baptism as a believer in Jesus or you are exploring the meaning and practice of baptism in the church. Gain a fresh understanding of what it means to follow Christ in baptism.

If you’re interested in taking the step of baptism, let us know!

Why is Baptism important?

Because of our obedience to Jesus Christ.

Jesus said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” It’s as simple as that. When we love Jesus, we want to do what He says. When we are baptized, we are following the example of Jesus who was obedient to God the Father, and was baptized “to fulfill all righteousness.” The early church believers were baptized. In Peter’s first sermon he said, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ.” (Acts 2:38). Jesus told His disciples to, “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.” (Matthew 28:19-20).

Why is Baptism important?

Because of our testimony to others.

Baptism is an outward expression of our conversion to Jesus Christ. The Bible records that people always demonstrated belief in Jesus Christ and then were baptized as an outward testimony of their allegiance to Christ. Because salvation only comes through faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9), baptism does not earn us favour with God. Rather, it is an expression of our commitment to Him. Baptism is a picture of the gospel story. The Bible refers to Christians as, “having been buried with Him in baptism and raised with Him through your faith in the power of God, who raised Him from the dead.” (Colossians 2:12). Every single baptism is a witness of the gospel story – that Christ died and we are dead to sin through salvation; that Christ was buried and we are burying our old sinful life; that Christ was raised from the dead and that we are raised to live a new life in Christ.

Why is Baptism important?

Because it is an expression of our identification.

The original word “baptizo” means to dip, to immerse, to place into. Just as a cloth placed into a vat of dye is “identified” with the dye, so in baptism a Christian is identified completely with Jesus Christ. The Bible says we have, “clothed ourselves with Christ.” (Galatians 3:27). We also identify with the church (the body of Jesus Christ), “for we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body – whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free – and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.” (2 Corinthians 12:13). Our baptism is a powerful testimony to others.

What method do we use for Baptism?

At Beulah, we practice baptism by immersion under water, which was the method of baptism in the Bible. Immersion best symbolizes the burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, our own death to self and sin, and our commitment to live a new life in Christ.

Who should be Baptized?

Anyone who has confessed and repented of their sins and is trusting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour, should be baptized. At Beulah, we do not baptize infants but wait until people are old enough to express their own personal faith in Jesus Christ and understand the meaning of baptism. Young children may be eligible for baptism. Learn more at