There’s a lot of confusion surrounding baptism these days. One church teaches one thing, another something completely different. Some beliefs are based on tradition while others on personal preference. With so many differing opinions, many people don’t know what to believe and are left wondering what to do, if anything.
Fortunately, God has spoken on the issue of baptism in the Bible, giving us a pretty clear picture of what it is and why it’s so important. When it’s all said and done, God’s word is the final word—so that’s where we start at Harvest.
If you’re wondering what baptism is all about, or whether or not it’s for you, then you’re in the right place. Let me encourage you to go through #1 & 2 in our Baptism Process Checklist below, as well as our Baptism FAQ's—read prayerfully, asking God to clearly show you the way. As you do, I’m confident that your questions will be answered and your confusion laid to rest. Then, when you’re ready, complete #3–5 (and #6 for students) below.
Baptism Process Checklist
1. Read the following articles: (click on image)
2. Watch the message entitled: "Baptism: Questions & Answers"
If you have further questions, read our "Baptism: Frequently Asked Questions"
3. Work through the "Study Guide: A Look at Baptism":
4. Read through the Baptism Preparation Guidelines:
5. Complete the Personal Information & Testimony Worksheet and submit or return it to the Church:
6. If you're a student (Grades 4th - 8th), read the Student Baptism Letter: