Baptism is the outward sign of the inward act– something which has already taken place in the heart of the believer the moment he/she was saved (1 Pet. 3:21). Baptism represents our personal identification with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. You are “crucified with Christ” (standing upright in water), you are “buried” (immersed into the water), and you are “resurrected into new life” (raised out of the water). Our baptism includes the concept of spiritual baptism as defined in Rom. 6:3-5 and 1 Corinthians 12:13. We are “saved” the moment we place our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Baptism is a visible testimony to that faith. Ready to take the step of baptism? Please contact Pastor Jon Scofield via email (email@example.com) and he will be happy to assist you.