BAPTISM

Baptism at EvFree

The Scriptures in the Old and New Testament reveal how God uses water to represent His creative and redemptive work in the world, climaxing in the work of Jesus, revealed in baptism. In the waters of baptism, Christ buries your old self so that you can walk in new life (Romans 6:1–4). We believe that baptism is an appropriate response and act of obedience to those who have chosen to follow Christ. If you have never taken this step, we encourage you to boldly make a public proclamation of your faith.

As a church family, we will gather at 4:00pm at Corona del Mar State Beach to celebrate baptisms. Baptisms will begin at 5:00pm. Bring your own chair or beach blanket, food and drinks as desired. There is a charge for parking but some free parking may be available on side streets. Look for EvFree signs or banners to find our group.

If you would like to participate, click the register button below.
Email Heather Freeman with any questions.

Baptism Class

If you would like information about baptism, there will be a baptism class on Sunday, January 27 at 10:00am. Registration is required to attend.

If you have questions related to baptism for a high school, junior high school or elementary school-aged student, please email Miriam Mohler.

For any other questions, please email Heather Freeman or John Schaefer.

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We Believe

EvFree Fullerton Church believes that...

Water baptism is an ordinance given by Christ to His church. (Matthew 28:19)

Baptism by immersion is the mode used by Christ and the early church.

Water baptism is to be observed in the present age. (Acts 2:38; 8:12; 16:14–15)

Water baptism is not to be regarded as a means of salvation. It is a public act by those who have already received Christ as their personal savior. (Ephesians 2:8–9; Acts 8:36–38)

Baptism is ...

A symbol of the believer’s identification with Christ’s death, burial and resurrection. (Romans 6:3–7)

A public testimony of one who has received Jesus Christ as his/her personal savior. (Acts 8:36–38)

An act of obedience modeled and commanded by Jesus Christ. (Matthew 3:13–17; 28:19)

A statement to the world that the individual being baptized is dedicated to Christ and desires to follow Him.

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Baptism Purpose: A Brief Theological Framework

Baptism is so important, in part because it is commanded by Jesus. Often, we fail to see the larger scope of its significance. The following Scriptures help communicate this significance.

So what’s the point?

The Scriptures in the Old and New Testament reveal how God uses water to represent His creative and redemptive work in the world, climaxing in the work of Jesus, revealed in baptism.

What’s the relevance of baptism to the follower of Jesus?

In the waters of baptism, Christ buries your old self so that you can walk in new life (Romans 6:1–4).

From the above Scriptures, what is most significant for you in understanding the beauty of baptism? How can your own baptism remind you of what Jesus has done on your behalf?