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You may have accepted Christ at Roll Hill, somewhere else altogether, maybe even years ago, but you've never been baptized. Regardless, if you've made a decision to follow Christ, but you've never been baptized, we are here for you. Baptism is the outward expression of an inward decision. If you have accepted Christ, we would love to baptize you and share this special decision with you to go public with your faith! We call it Dunked by Decision.
What is baptism?
The Greek word “baptism” means to plunge or dip or immerse. We baptize by full immersion in water at Rolling Hills. This represents full surrender, full forgiveness and full submission to Christ.
Does it matter where a person is baptized?
No, that does not matter. Jesus was baptized in a river. We baptize people in swimming pools, hot tubs, lakes, rivers, the ocean, and at church. If you were baptized by immersion at another church that is fine—it doesn’t have to be at Rolling Hills.
How old should someone be to be baptized?
The Bible indicates that baptism is an expression of the commitment of the person being baptized. Jesus said in Mark 16:16, “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved.” Baptism is for those old enough to make that kind of commitment. We do have at Rolling Hills a parent/child dedication time in which parents commit to raise their children under God, and prayers are offered up that these infants will some day make a personal choice to follow Jesus.
Does baptism “save” a person?
No. Baptism has no saving power of its own. But baptism does provide a benchmark that you have accepted Christ and desire to have Him be your leader and forgiver.
I want to be baptized, what should I do?
Contact us and one of the pastors will be happy to help you with this great decision!