Water Baptism

A Public Declaration of Your Faith!

The symbolic act of water baptism proclaims to everyone that you are a follower of Jesus and that He has forgiven you of all your sins!

Our next Water Baptism will take place on Sunday, September 20 at 2:00 PM.


Water Baptism Declares Publically

What Has Happened Privately.

What We Believe

We practice baptism by immersion in water, which is the way Jesus was baptized and the way the Bible describes.

In the days of the early church, thousands of people came to believe in Jesus Christ and just as quickly were baptized in water as a visible sign of their internal commitment. At Portland Christian Center, we believe that as soon as you make a commitment to be a follower of Christ, you need to be baptized, and our goal is to provide you with as many opportunities as possible to do that.

MARK 1:9-10

“At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.” 


“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” 

MATTHEW 10:32-33

“Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.” 

What To Expect


We will have a 60-minute baptism class we would like you to attend ahead of time. The class will be taught by our Deacons and will include a brief reminder of what biblical baptism is as well as the logistics for how you will be baptized that day.


Please bring a change of clothes to change into after you are baptized. You will be given one of our new PCC t-shirts to wear while you are baptized. If you have completed Grow Track and received your t-shirt, please wear it along with dark pants (no shorts please). We will provide you with a towel as well.


The next opportunity to be water baptized will take place on Sunday, September 20 at 2:00 PM. We will be baptizing everyone in our baptism tank (filled with warm water), outside, in front of the building, by the crosses. Baptisms will begin at 3:00 PM and will be recorded to playback during our Livestream services on the following Sunday. You will receive more information and instructions in the class.


We will also be sharing a short version of your testimony online, so everyone has a chance to read your story and celebrate with you.

I want to be Baptized!

“Then he said, ‘Go into the world. Go everywhere and announce the Message of God’s good news to one and all. Whoever believes and is baptized is saved.'” – Mark 16:16