What Baptism is & is not

Baptism is a symbol – an outward expression of an inward decision. Baptism is not a sacrament, the new birth, and does not wash away our sins. It does not save us nor does it earn us grace to get into heaven (Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; John 3:3-5; I Pet. 1:23; John 14:6; I Cor. 1:14-18; I john 1:7).

How should I be baptized?

The Greek word “baptize” literally means “to immerse”. The Bible clearly teaches that you should be baptized by immersion. Baptism by immersion correctly pictures the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

When should I be baptized?

Baptism always takes place after salvation. Anyone who is truly saved should be baptized.

Next Steps


Reach Out

Contact one of the pastors at WRBC & we will schedule you for baptism.



Write out & prepare to share your testimony of salvation with the pastor and the church. A testimony answers 3 questions…

  1. What did I used to be like before I trusted Jesus?
  2. When & where did I trust Jesus?
  3. How has my life changed since I trusted Jesus?



On the day of, wear the clothes you want to be baptized in. Please do not wear white or see through clothing. Please dress modestly & bring a change of clothes/towel.


Day Of

Arrive 15 minutes before the service. Meet at the front of the sanctuary just inside the doors by the library.


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