For multiple reasons. One is to fulfill the commandment of Jesus:
“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”- Bible, Matthew 28:19-20
Another reason is to publicly demonstrate that you are a believer, committed to following the Lord:
“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord’ and do not do what I say?”- Bible, Luke 6:46
And why not, if Jesus Himself has done it?
“At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan”- Bible, Mark 1:9
We welcome you into the family of God and would love to celebrate this important step in your life as a believer!
At IBCZ we believe in water baptism by immersion, in obedience to the Bible. Before the actual act, you will have the opportunity to give a testimony of your experience with Jesus which has led to your decision. Your motifs will strenghten the faith of the listeners and be an encouragement for others who are about to make a choice.
Contact one of the church elders and we’ll start planning. On a specific Sunday, planed in advance, the usual service will dedicate a portion of the time for the baptism.
As Luke writes,
“there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent“- Bible, Luke 15:7
so will we, the congregation, rejoice of our newest member.
Want to get baptized?
you can drop an email to our pastor at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call us at +41 44 724 44 38