What is Baptism?

At Harvest Bible Chapel Newmarket, we practice two ordinances – baptism and communion. We believe that Christian baptism by immersion in water is a public identification with Jesus Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. Water baptism is a public acknowledgment that the person is no longer dead in his/her sins, but now is alive in Christ. Although baptism is not required for salvation, it is commanded of all believers and is for believers only (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:38, 41; Acts 18:18). Scripture shows that a person was baptized after personally receiving forgiveness of sin through accepting Jesus Christ. The waters of baptism are a symbol of our death, burial, and resurrection to newness of life that happens when we become a new creation in Christ (Colossians 2:12; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 6:1-4).


What are the steps to be baptized?

  • You must be a follower of Jesus Christ.

    If you are not sure what this means, please contact us at the church and we will explain this further.

  • Complete a Baptism Application

    Please include a written testimony along with your Baptism application

  • Interview

    Attend an interview with Pastor Mike to discuss your decision to be baptized.

  • Get baptized!

    Attend the scheduled baptismal service bringing with you your written testimony, a swimsuit and a towel.

Baptisms FAQs

Baptisms Application