Baptism Orientation

Congratulations on your decision to publicly express your faith in Christ through water baptism!

We are honored to be a part of one of the most important days of your life with Christ.

To help you continue to grow in your faith we encourage you to do the following if you haven't done so already:
Attend a Baptism Orientation Class. These classes are offered every Sunday, in room 115 after each service.

Attend Growth Track
Everything changes when you realize the reason you were created. You are an important part of God's plan, and you will find true fulfillment when you connect with your God-given destiny. Growth Track is 4 sessions offered monthly on Sundays at 11 am. This is also a great opportunity to hear the vision and mission of Crossroads and how you can be involved. These classes are for adults only.

Join a Group (Life Group). The best way for you to experience real life change is to connect with other believers. In a small group, you will receive support and encouragement in your walk with God. Whatever your age, interests, or location, there is a group that is right for you. A directory of Small Groups is available on our website under the Next Steps tab or contact Patrick Smith our Groups Pastor at

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What Does Baptism Mean?

Two thousand years ago, Jesus told all of his followers to “go and make disciples of all nations. Baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Teach them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20). Jesus knew baptism was SO important! Here are three of the reasons why we believe every Christian should be baptized:

1. Baptism Represents New Life

When we accept Jesus into our lives, we are saying “I want Jesus to be in charge.” The old version of us, the one that said, “I’m in charge” is gone. We are a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17). Just like Jesus rose from the dead, when we come out of the baptismal water we made “new.”

2. Baptism Represents Being Washed Clean

The Bible tells us that baptism isn’t meant to wash dirt off our body, but it washes our conscience clean (1 Peter 3:21). Our sins that dirty our lives are washed clean by our faith in Jesus Christ.

3. Baptism Starts a Celebration

Whenever one person begins believing in Jesus, heaven celebrates! (Luke 15:7) When you’re baptized you’re starting an angel party. Also, we are baptized in front of our church because when you are baptized, you are joining a family of Christians, each one having been baptized just like Jesus told his disciples to do (Matthew 28:19-20). We as a church are so excited for you to join our family, and we want to celebrate with you!

Is Baptism Your Next Step?

If you’d like to get baptized at Crossroads, you’ll need to attend Baptism Orientation. This is a very brief meeting after either service on Sunday morning to go a little deeper about the “why” behind being baptized in water. We have Baptism Orientations every 1st and 2nd Sunday of the month after both our 9am & 11am services!