A Jesus-Following, Christian Community
in Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia

Baptism Special Service

Join us this Sunday for a special service where 4 young people will publicly commit their lives to following Jesus through the act of Baptism.

2pm at Canterbury Baptist Church (Get Directions)

Baptism is an act of faith and commitment, where believers in Jesus are immersed in water to symbolise their repentance and restored relationship with God through Jesus. Baptism is referenced in different ways in the Bible and we believe it is a call to all believers. Please come and celebrate new life in Jesus with us!

It is a sign of the forgiveness of sins. (Acts 2:38; 22:16)
It portrays death to the old life of sin and resurrection to the new life that comes through faith in Christ. (Romans 6:3,4)
It is a symbol of participation in the Body of Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:13)
It is a confession of faith in Christ as Lord, and of the desire to obey the Lord’s specific command. (Romans 10:9, Matt 28:19,20)
It is a dramatic presentation of Christ’s death burial and resurrection. (Romans 6:3-4, Colossians 2:12)
Full immersion of the body is the appropriate mode of baptism since it best signifies the believer’s death, burial and resurrection. (Romans 6:3,4)
It is linked with the blessing of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38, 1 Corinthians 12:13)
(BUV Website: What does it mean to be a Baptist)