Baptism is a wonderful expression of our faith in Jesus Christ. It is what we call a “sacrament,” an outward expression of an inward grace. It is a way for us to publicly declare that we belong to God. It is symbolic of what God has done in our lives, as we are “buried” beneath the waters and die to our life of sin, and are “raised” out of the waters and live our new life for God (Romans 6).
But baptism is more than just an act of personal faith; it is a communal act. Through baptism, we join our lives to the community of faith, to share in mutual love, support, and fellowship. In other words, you’re part of the family!