Baptism is an important part of the journey of faith. We often describe baptism as an outward expression of an inward reality. It is an opportunity for an individual to make an outward and public declaration of his or her faith in Jesus.
In the Christian rite of baptism a believer intentionally identifies with the death and resurrection of Jesus. The act of going under the water is symbolic of death and burial, while being raised from the water symbolizes resurrection -- the old person is being buried and the new is being raised to life.
Anyone who has responded to the Gospel offer of forgiveness through the atoning death of Jesus Christ and desires to make that known to his or her church family is eligible for baptism at North.
For more information about being baptized at North, call our church office at 480-270-5600 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you are interested.
Instructions for Those Being Baptized
The Sunday you are to be baptized, please meet the pastor 20 minutes before either the 9:00 or 11:00 a.m. service, depending upon which service you have chosen. The pastor or Sharon Smith will let you know where to change. Parents may assist children with preparation.
YOU WILL NEED TO BRING
• Bathing suit
• T-shirt provided
• Hair dryer, toiletries, etc.
• Plastic bag for wet clothing
Your Certificate of Baptism will be sent to you or given to you at the time of your baptism.