What is baptism?

Baptism is an outward declaration of the inward desire to put to death the old way of life and rise to a new life in Jesus.  This was spoken by the apostle Peter in Acts 2:38 - "Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins." (NLT).  Following the examples provided in the Bible, and in accordance with the symbolism of death and resurrection, we baptise by full immersion in water.  This occurs when a mature individual chooses to commit their life to following Jesus.

Romans 6:3, 4 "...When we were joined with Christ in baptism, we joined him in his death. For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives." (NLT)