Baptism is an act of obedience and submission to the command of Christ. It is also a wonderful way of showing the world we identify with Christ. Through the act of baptism, we join in and identify with Christ's death, burial and resurrection. The Bible states that we should first "make disciples" and then baptize them, which is clear that a person should repent and believe before being baptized. This also explains why we do not baptize infants. At Riverwood, we encourage children to wait to be baptized until they can develop a deeper understanding of what it means to publicly proclaim their faith. The word "baptism" comes from the Greek which means "to dip in and under water." Baptism by immersion depicts our position with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection.
Video of our recent baptism service.