Baptism is a public testimony of your belief and commitment to follow Jesus Christ in every aspect of your life. Devoting your life to Christ is an extraordinary moment and we'd love to rejoice with you in the celebration of Baptism. The Northwest family is devoted to walking alongside you in your new chapter in life of being a follower of Jesus.
If you would like to talk to a pastor about faith in Jesus, salvation, and baptism as a follower of Jesus, we'd be honored to do so.
WANT TO DISCUSS BAPTISM? Contact the church office, 417-833-1175 or complete the form below.
Baptism isn’t required for salvation, but is the first step of faith for believers. The baptismal waters don’t save anyone. It’s Jesus that does that. Baptism is a picture of the work that Jesus has done in a person’s heart.
Baptism illustrates Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) It shows our new life as a follower of Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:17) Baptism doesn’t make you a believer… it shows that you already believe. Baptism doesn’t save you; Jesus does! Baptism is like a wedding ring, signifying a relationship rather than forming that relationship.
At Northwest, we baptize by immersion. That’s the example we see throughout Scripture, and is the basis for the meaning of the word “baptize,” which means to immerse (or dip under) in water.
'And I assure you that the time is coming, indeed it's here now, when the dead will hear my voice—the voice of the Son of God. And those who listen will live.
But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in him you will have life by the power of his name.