Baptism is a deeply meaningful, symbolic act that publicly demonstrates a person's decision to follow Jesus Christ. If you've decided to dedicate your life to following Jesus, you may be wondering what's next on your journey.

How can we help you take a next step?

Whether you're ready to go public now or you've got some questions about baptism, let us help.

I'm Ready to Be Baptized

Frequently Asked Questions

When is baptism?

We baptize regularly at Preston Trail.

How do you baptize?

We baptize by immersion, or placing a person under water.

Whom do you baptize?

Many Christians who were baptized as infants ask if they need to be baptized again. Our answer is to follow the biblical order: first follow Christ, then be baptized as a follower of Christ. We believe baptism is available to anyone who has made the decision to place their faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior. (See Acts 2:38; 8:12-13; 22:16.)

My elementary-aged child is interested in baptism.

If your elementary-aged child is asking questions about salvation or baptism, we encourage you to attend Follow, a family experience to help kids understand how to have a relationship with Jesus. Follow is one of the prerequisites for an elementary-aged child to be baptized at Preston Trail.

Why should I be baptized?

To follow the example of Jesus (Matthew 3:13-17)
To obey Jesus (Matthew 28:18-20)
As a sign of loyalty to Jesus (Acts 16:32-34, Acts 18:8)
To portray the death and resurrection of Jesus (Romans 6:3-4)
To enter into community and covenant with other believers (Acts 2:41, 44)
To share the joy of new life in Christ (Mark 8:38)

Questions about Baptism?

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