What is baptism all about?
Baptism is a personal statement of faith, not a tradition. It doesn’t make you a believer; it shows that you already are one! Baptism does not "save" you, only your faith in Christ can do that. Baptism is a public declaration that you are identifying yourself with Jesus Christ.
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Frequently Asked Questions
I was baptized as a baby. Why do I need to be baptized again?
When you were sprinkled as a baby that was your parents’ commitment; your baptism now will be an expression of your adult commitment to Christ. Throughout the book of Acts, the Bible shows this pattern: hearing the gospel, believing and repenting, and then getting baptized.
I was baptized before I really turned my life to Christ. Should I be baptized again?
I was baptized at another church. Do I need to get baptized by Calvary Chapel Melbourne now that I attend here?
I don’t attend Calvary Chapel Melbourne? Will you baptize me?
I am re-dedicating my life to Christ. Should I be baptized again?
If your original baptism was a Christian baptism in obedience to the Biblical directive, there is no need to be baptized again.
I have a physical disability and cannot safely be immersed. Is there another way I can be baptized?
God cares about your heart not the exact mechanics of the baptism. Let us know your circumstances and we will find a safe way to baptize you.
How old does a child have to be to be baptized?
This is a difficult question. There is no exact minimum age. It is important to not baptize a child before they are old enough to understand what it means to turn their life over to Christ. If the child is asking to be baptized and the parents agree that the child is old enough to understand what it means, then the child is old enough. If you have any questions about your child's readiness, feel free to meet with the children’s ministry pastor at the campus you attend.
What should I wear to the baptism?
Please dress modestly. Appropriate bathing suits or shorts, and a t-shirt (or other covering) is typical.
How long does the baptism last?
Our baptisms usually last an hour.
Who can come to our baptisms?
Everyone! Bring family and friends. Let them witness your joy and take pictures.
If you have any other questions, please contact us at 321.952.9673.