Ready for baptism?

 
Baptism is a holy and joyful event – a public act that proclaims your salvation. Baptism is the outward expression of an internal decision to place your faith and hope in Jesus. 
 
Jesus told his followers, “go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19) and as believers we follow this ordinance and baptize those who have come to faith in Jesus. 
 
First Free is affiliated with the EFCA, and we believe that a person is saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, to the glory of God alone. From the EFCA: “The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.” (Learn more here.)
 
Baptism is not necessary for salvation, but it is an act of obedience and an important step in the faith journey of a believer.
 
Our next baptism celebration will be July 28, at 6 pm. We will be holding this celebration outside on our north patio, and invite members of our church family to attend to celebrate along with those being baptized. We’ll be having a First Free-style tailgate party – starting around 5:00 pm, bring your food and your lawn chairs, get set up in the parking lot, and enjoy a time of fellowship before we worship together and then celebrate our brothers and sisters in Christ who are taking the plunge.
 
If you haven’t been baptized since giving your life to Jesus, we encourage you to prayerfully consider doing so. Sign ups are open – just fill out the form below!
 
Registration for the July 28 baptism will close on Thursday, July 25, at 11:59 pm. If you register after that point, you will not be able to be baptized in July, and will be scheduled for our fall baptism on November 17.