Are you ready to leave your old life behind and commit to becoming a life-long follower of Christ?
Water Baptisms are held four times each year in February, May, August, and November (unless otherwise indicated). This ceremony is held during our 11:00am service.
Ask your family and friends who may be visiting us for the first time to see an usher at the door when they arrive. Our ushers will be glad to escort them so that they may sit together.
Requirements for Water Baptism at Solid Rock
Before you can take this important step in your spiritual walk with the Lord, it is vital to understand what water baptism means. Therefore, Solid Rock requires that you complete one of the two options below:
Option 1: You must have completed our Advance Discipleship Class 101. This class covers the importance and purpose of water baptism during the session.
Option 2: If you have not completed Class 101, then you must attend a 30 minute informational meeting with Pastor Tom Stimpson at 1:30pm on the Sunday before your baptism date.
NOTE: If you are unable to complete one of these options, you will not be allowed to be water baptized. Walk-ins on the date of baptism will also not be allowed to participate.
What does it mean to be water baptized? A water baptism is your public declaration to what has happened inwardly, and a clear commitment to turn from the old life.
It is not something we must do to impress God, but something to impress on our mind the change that has happened in your life. Water baptism is for our benefit -- not God's.
The Bible tells us in Romans 6:1-5, "When we went under the water, we left the old country of sin behind; when we came up out of the water, we entered into the new country of grace—a new life in a new land! That's what baptism into the life of Jesus means. When we are lowered into the water, it is like the burial of Jesus; when we are raised up out of the water, it is like the resurrection of Jesus. Each of us is raised into a light-filled world by our Father so that we can see where we're going in our new grace-sovereign country. "