SBC West Baptitsm

The Practice of Baptism

For those seeking to be baptized, baptisms are scheduled weekly at each of our worship services. During a baptism an individual has the opportunity to share with the worshipping community their decision to follow Jesus Christ. Baptism is a picture and an illustration—a symbolic act. It illustrates the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ on our behalf and our subsequent faith in Him. It is not necessary for salvation, but is strongly associated with salvation as it best illustrates our new identity with Jesus Christ.

How to be Baptized

At the conclusion of each of our worship services, the pastor will lead the congregation in a time of invitation. At that time, anyone who is interested in joining the church, getting baptized, or making profession of faith in Jesus Christ are asked to walk forward and visit with one of our New Team volunteers. It is at that time, you may learn more about baptism and schedule your baptism at church.

Where to Go

Once you have scheduled your baptism, please come to the Baptism Courtyard just outside the Bookstore at 8:15 A.M., where a Baptism Committee member will be expecting you. See our campus map for directions to the Baptism Courtyard.

What to Wear or Bring

You will need to bring the following:

  • Dark T-shirt and dark shorts or light-weight pants

  • A complete change of dry clothing 

  • A pair of socks

  • Other items you might need: (Hairdryer, Make-up etc.)

    The church will provide a dark blue T-shirt for you to wear and a small bath towel.

    Please come dressed and ready for baptism.
    All Baptisms will be taped and shown at both services.

    If you have any questions, please contact Jacque Dillard at 713.465.3408 ext 1705.