Water Baptism

“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

We offer water baptisms the second Sunday of the month, during our 10:30 AM gathering.

BY BEING WATER BAPTIZED, YOU ARE:

Water Baptism Declares Publicly

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.” 

MATTHEW 28:19

“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 can I expect?

CLASS INFO

We will have a short baptism class we would like you to attend at 10:00 AM on the Sunday you are being baptized. The class will be taught by our Deacons or Pastor and will include a brief reminder of what biblical baptism is as well as the logistics for how you will be baptized that day.

WHAT TO WEAR

Please bring a dry change of clothes to wear after you are baptized. You will be given one of our latest PCC t-shirts to wear while you are baptized. If you have completed Grow Track and already received your t-shirt, please wear it along with dark colored pants (no shorts please). We will provide towels that you can leave with us.

WHEN BAPTISMS TAKE PLACE

Our immersion baptisms take place in the baptism tank on Sunday morning during our 10:30 AM gatherings. You will receive more information and instructions in the class.

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