What We Believe About Baptism

As You Consider Baptism

We are excited that you are interested in baptism. At Compass Church we believe that baptism is an important step of obedience for every person who has accepted Christ as his/her Savior.

These web pages have been designed to explain baptism at our church and the steps necessary to being baptized at an upcoming service. Please follow the links below and go through the entire process If you have further questions, feel free to contact Cris Rury or call him at (831) 422-7811 ext. 111. We consider it a privilege to walk with you as you take this next step on your spiritual journey.

Who Should Be Baptized

Christians are people who believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation occurs only when a person places his or her faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for his or her sin.

If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you are ready to be baptized.

What Baptism Symbolizes

Baptism is a way of showing others that a person has entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ. It symbolizes what took place in his/her heart at the time of salvation:

  • Acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
  • Sharing in His death and resurrection illustrated by going under the water (dead to our old life), then rising again (new life).
  • Being symbolically washed clean, our sins being forgiven by His death on the cross.
  • Because Jesus instructed us to be baptized, baptism is an act of obedience. While it is not necessary for salvation, it demonstrates submission to God.

The Baptism Process

The baptism process at Compass Church has been designed to be both simple and meaningful. From the registration form to the baptism meeting, each step has been carefully planned with you in mind:

We ask you to attend two of our Next Steps Classes. It is in this class that you will hear more about what it means to be baptized. We then have a registration form for you to fill out and the next Sunday we baptize you.
Get baptized! Baptisms take place during one of the Sunday morning services.

For questions please contact Cris Rury, or call him at (831) 422-7811 ext. 111.