An Invitation to Receive the Sacrament of Holy Baptism

Baptism is a covenant—or a promise—that you make with God. When you get baptized, you promise to serve Him and follow His commandments to the best of your abilities.

We are excited that you are interested in baptism! We believe baptism is an
important step of obedience for every person who has trusted Jesus Christ
to forgive their sins and lead their life.

The following has been designed to explain baptism and the necessary steps to be baptized at an upcoming service. If you have more questions feel free to contact us at [email protected].

We consider it a privilege to walk with you as you take this next step in your
spiritual journey.

THE BAPTISM PROCESS

The baptism process at The Blue Line Angels 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:

1. Go over the baptism teaching summary on the next page. This will
give you a brief understanding of our perspective on this important
step.
2. Please go to www.thebluelineangels.com and click on “Services”. This is
where you will find the “baptism” tab to click next.
3. Complete the Baptism Registration Form. Once we receive it, we will contact you to ask any clarifying questions and schedule your baptism.
4. Get baptized! Scheduled baptisms take place during one of our  services. We also occasionally open the baptistery during worship spontaneously. Keep a change of clothes in your car if you feel like this may be how you approach baptism.

BAPTISM AT The Blue Line Angels Church

Who Should Be Baptized
If you have trusted Jesus Christ to forgive your sins and lead your life, then
you are ready to be baptized. Just like a bride and groom show others their
love for one another by wearing wedding bands, your baptism is your opportunity to show others that you have connected to Christ and are
following Him.

What Baptism Symbolizes
Baptism is a way of showing others that you have entered into a
relationship with Jesus Christ. It symbolizes what took place in your heart
at the time of salvation:

• Trusted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
• Shared in His death and resurrection, illustrated by going under the
water (dead to your old life), then rising again (new life).
• Were symbolically washed clean, and sins were forgiven by His death
on the cross.

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Why Should I Be Baptized?
If you have placed your trust in Christ, then there are 2 main reasons why you should be baptized:

1. Jesus and the early church modeled it:

Matthew 3:13-17

13 Then Jesus went from Galilee to the Jordan River to be baptized by John. 14 But John tried to talk him out of it. “I am the one who needs to be baptized by you,” he said, “so why are you coming to me?” 15 But Jesus said, “It should be done, for we must carry out all that God requires.[a]” So John agreed to baptize him. 16 After his baptism, as Jesus came up out of the water, the heavens were opened[b] and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and settling on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy.”

Acts 2:36-41

36 “So let everyone in Israel know for certain that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, to be both Lord and Messiah!” 37 Peter’s words pierced their hearts, and they said to him and to the other apostles, “Brothers, what should we do?” 38 Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 This promise is to you, and to your children, and even to the Gentiles[a]—all who have been called by the Lord our God.” 40 Then Peter continued preaching for a long time, strongly urging all his listeners, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation!” 41 Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church that day—about 3,000 in all.

2. Jesus commanded it:

Matthew 28:18-20

18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Because Jesus  nstructed us to be baptized, baptism is an act of obedience. While it is not necessary for salvation, it demonstrates submission to God. We immerse at The Blue Line Angels Church because we believe Scripture shows that Jesus modeled that for us as the way to publicly acknowledge our faith in Him.

Infant Christening

Some churches choose to christen infants. While we recognize the right of other churches to do this, we understand the Bible to teach that only professing followers of Christ qualify for baptism. Baptism does not make you a follower; rather it shows you are already following.

WHAT’S NEXT?

We will contact you after we receive and have had a chance to review your registration and testimony.

We want baptism to be a meaningful and enjoyable experience, and we look forward to walking through it with you! If you have any questions or need please contact us [email protected].

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