Welcome to the family of God! We are overjoyed that you have committed your life to Jesus Christ, the Savior and King! The Bible teaches us that the first step after repenting of our sins and placing our faith and trust in Jesus is to declare it to the local church and the whole world through baptism (Acts 8:12, 35-38, 16:31-34). Baptism is the first step of obedience for all new believers (Acts 2:38-42)!
At First Baptist, we want to share your story with the church of how Jesus saved you. Whenever someone is baptized, one of our pastors will read aloud the testimony of the person being baptized. This form provides a space at the end for you to tell your story of how God saved you through the gospel of Jesus. We have also provided some helpful suggestions for writing out your testimony.
Before we jump into your testimony, we want to remind you of what exactly baptism is and what it means for you. Baptism is an outward, physical sign of an inward, spiritual reality. Baptism is the act of being immersed, or dipped completely, in water as a symbol of a believer’s identification with Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection (Romans 6:3-5; Colossians 2:12). Baptism does not save us, but instead, it is an act that tells the world we have been saved by Jesus Christ through our faith in him. The Bible teaches in Romans 6 that baptism symbolizes two things: