Embrace A New Chapter
Through Baptism

Baptism is an important faith milestone, symbolizing new life in Christ. Whether you are ready to be baptized, have questions about baptism, or want to talk with someone at Carmel about baptism, you’re in the right place.


Declaring Your New Life in Jesus

Baptism is a picture of God’s grace through Christ. By being baptized, a believer shows the world that they have turned away from sin and towards Jesus. You may also hear it explained as, “an outward sign of an inward faith.”

Baptism is:

  • A powerful symbol of death to sin and resurrection to new life
  • A bold declaration of your commitment to Jesus and the church
  • An emotional connection with Christ and fellow believers

“We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life” Romans 6:4


What is the purpose of baptism?

Baptism serves as a public declaration of your faith and commitment to Jesus Christ. It symbolizes your new life in Him, leaving behind your old ways and embracing a fresh start.

Is baptism necessary for salvation?

While baptism is an important step for believers, it is not a requirement for salvation. Salvation comes through faith in Jesus Christ. Baptism is a meaningful way to publicly express that faith.

Is there an age requirement for baptism?

While there is no specific age requirement for baptism, a full understanding and acceptance of the gospel is required. At Carmel, we have different processes for adults, students and children to ensure each person is honored and supported.

Who can I talk to if I have more questions about baptism?

 If you have more questions or want to discuss baptism further, please reach out to Pastor Brad Ferguson. He is available to provide guidance, answer your questions, and help you understand the significance of baptism in your faith journey.

Why does Carmel believe baptism by immersion is important?

At Carmel, we practice baptism by full immersion in water as depicted in the Bible.

The submerging and raising of the believer is a beautiful depiction that follows Christ’s own example, and is also representative of the believer dying to sin and burying their old life, and being raised to walk in a new life with Jesus. If you see a baptism at Carmel, you’ll most likely hear the pastor say when baptizing, “Buried with Christ in baptism, raised to walk in newness of life” based on Romans 6:4.

Still Have Questions?

If you still have questions about salvation and baptism, check out answers to common baptism questions below.

If you want to talk about it further, reach out to Pastor Brad Ferguson