Thank you for registering for baptism at Night of Worship, SUNDAY OCTOBER 20 @ 6 PM !
We will contact you closer to the date of the event with further information.
In the meantime, check out our Baptism FAQs.
Am I eligible for baptism?
If your answer to the following 3 questions is “yes," you are eligible for baptism (Any person baptizing you must also answer yes to these questions AND have been baptized):
Have you made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, and have you surrendered your life to him?
Do you understand that baptism is a holy sacrament that should not be taken lightly, and is a significant public declaration of your faith in Jesus?
Do you understand that baptism is NOT a means of salvation or forgiveness?
When should I arrive?
You and the person baptizing you (if other than a campus pastor) must report to Barrett Hall no later than 4:30 PM on the day of the event.
What should I wear?
You should wear your Raised-to-Life shirt (provided at orientation) and whatever clothes you plan to wear in the water. Remember, you will be fully submerged, so please wear dark and modest clothing. Women may wear shorts but swim-suits are not allowed. Most people go in barefoot, but you may wear water shoes. However, flip-flops are not allowed as they can be a tripping hazard.
What should I bring?
Bring (wear) your Raised-toLife t-shirt and a change of clothes. You will leave all of your belongings underneath your chairs in Barrett Hall, which can be retrieved after your baptism. You do NOT need to bring a towel, as one will be provided to you. However, these towels must be returned.
Can I sit with my family and friends?
Unfortunately, no. For logistical reasons, all who are getting baptized must remain in their assigned seats. After you have been baptized and changed into dry clothes, however, you are welcome to sit with your friends and family.
Are friends and family allowed to accompany me during my baptism?
For logistical reasons, no one is allowed to go up to the tank with you. If you want your friends and family to have a good view and to take pictures of your baptism, we highly encourage you to instruct them to arrive early (5:30pm) to get good seats, and to sit on the side of the auditorium nearest the tank in which you will be baptized. Under certain circumstances (a child for example), you may be permitted to have a friend or family member receive you on the “exiting” side of the tank.
What do I do after I’ve been baptized?
As you exit the tank, you will be given a towel. Exit the auditorium through the side-door of the auditorium that is nearest you. You can then change into dry clothes. Please return your towel to the receptacles located just outside of the bathrooms. Once you retrieve your belongings from Barrett Hall, you can return to the auditorium for the remainder of the service.