water Baptism

What is Water Baptism?

According to the Bible, baptism (baptizō) means to immerse, to submerge, to cleanse by dipping or submerging, to wash, to make clean with water. Water baptism is submersion in water.

Why should I be baptized?

Jesus said, "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19) Throughout the book of Acts, there are numerous accounts of people accepting Jesus Christ, repenting of their sins and being baptized (Acts 8; 16:11-33; 18:8). Furthermore, as recorded in the passage below, Jesus led by example.

Matthew 3:13-17
Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented. As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”

Learn more

Watch the video on this page or click the "Learn More" link below. Complete the form on this page to be water baptized or to contact us with your questions.

Baptism Signup Form

HOPE Tri-Cities believes water baptism is an important step in our journey as followers of Christ. If you would like to be baptized in water, please complete this form or contact Pastor Angie Martin at  a.martin@htc.church, or check in at the Connect Desk 30 minutes before a Sunday service. Bring a pair of dark shorts and a dark t-shirt and a towel. Contact us if you have any questions.