Baptism is an outward expression of an inward experience that has already taken place through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  

You can select the Baptism Booklet button below to download a more detailed explanation, but for now here's a brief summary of what we believe about baptism:

Baptism is an outward symbol  of one's identification with Christ's death, burial and resurrection.  The lowering of an individual into the water symbolizes
 his or her identification with Christ in His death and burial.  Similarly,  raising that person from the water
 symbolizes his or her identification with Christ in His resurrection and new life.

The Bible teaches that every individual who puts his or her trust in Christ for salvation should be baptized.  The Bible has many examples of this teaching.
 The people who heard Peter's first sermon asked, "Brothers, what shall we do?
" (Acts 2:37)  
He answered: "Repent, and be baptized every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.” (vs. 38)
 Their response:  "Those who accepted His message were baptized..." (vs. 41)

 For those of you who were baptized into Christ have been clothed with Christ.

Galatians 3:26-27