We here at Foothills believe that baptism is an important part of the journey in our faith as baptism is an outward symbol of an inward change. Through being immersed and coming out of the water, we identify Christ’s death, burial and resurrection. With this act modeled by Christ (John 1:29-34), we give testimony to the fact that the old has passed away for us, and that he is making all things new. Furthermore, Jesus’ final words in Matthew 28, include the admonition that we should be drawing people to Christ and “baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”
If you are a believer in Christ, and have never been baptized, we encourage you to consider it. Baptisms are held during second service several times a year and are a time of joy and celebration.
At Foothills we do not practice infant baptism. We only baptize those old enough to make a conscious, informed decision to follow Christ. We do practice child dedications – where parents present their child to the Lord in front of the entire congregation and dedicate the child to God.
As part of the baptism process at Foothills, we require that everyone attend the Baptism orientation. This is a time to hear about baptism and what it means and to also share your story of coming to faith in a small group setting.