Water Baptism

Water Baptism is your opportunity to let people know your commitment to follow Jesus. It’s not about perfection, rather a step of obedience in your new relationship with Jesus.

Getting Baptised at BBC

We hold special Baptism services where we bring Baptism tanks into the auditorium and baptise people as a part of our Sunday service. At these services you can expect live worship, people cheering for you as well as a time of prayer following your baptism.

If you would prefer a personalised baptism experience in a more intimate setting like at a family pool or special beach surrounded only by your closest friends and family, register here.

Reasons for getting baptised

Relationship
Relationship

Baptism serves as a public declaration of one’s faith in Jesus Christ. It is a symbolic act that signifies a personal commitment to follow Christ and live according to His teachings. By being baptised, individuals openly proclaim their allegiance to Jesus and their identification with His death, burial, and resurrection.

Obedience
Obedience

Baptism is a command given by Jesus Himself as part of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20). He instructed His followers to baptise new believers in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Obedience to this command is an expression of submission to Christ’s authority and a step of faith in following His teachings.

Intimacy
Intimacy

Baptism symbolises spiritual cleansing and renewal. The act of immersion in water represents the washing away of sins and the emergence into a new life in Christ. It is a powerful symbol of the forgiveness and redemption offered through Jesus Christ, signifying a person’s decision to leave behind their old way of life and embrace a transformed, Christ-centered existence.

Hope
Hope

Baptism serves as a powerful symbol of the believer’s hope in the resurrection. Just as Jesus emerged from the grave, victorious over sin and death, baptism represents the believer’s anticipation of a resurrected life. It underscores the Christian belief in the promise of eternal life and the hope of being raised with Christ.

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Service Times
Sunday Morning: 8:30am & 10:00am

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