One of the most exciting things that we get to do as a faith community is celebrate when somebody makes the decision to follow Jesus; that’s what this is all about! Baptism is an important step in one’s spiritual journey. While it’s in no way a statement of “perfection”, it is a public declaration of one’s intent to follow after Jesus closely for the rest of their life.
Baptism is about participating in the biblical pattern of going through the waters of death and brokenness and rising to follow Jesus on the other side into new life.
“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, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”