baptism faq

Learn more about baptism at Bethlehem Church.

What is baptism?

Jesus was baptized. Since then, millions of his followers have followed his example. Baptism is a way for your to do the same and participate in a common experience with Jesus followers around the world. Baptism is a way to go public with your faith to show others that you have started a personal relationship with Jesus. Baptism is not necessary for salvation. It symbolizes the new life you began when you started following Jesus. It symbolizes your old life dying (going under the water) and your new life (coming out of the water).

What's the process to get baptized?

For baptism in one of our main services: 1. Tell us you're interested! 2. We'll email you the available baptism dates. 3. Once your baptism and filming dates are scheduled, we'll help you prepare your story. 4. We'll walk with you every step of the way.

What about infant baptism/christening?

We offer baptism both ways. However, they aren't the same thing.

Infant Baptism/Christening is a giving back to the Lord, much like a baby dedication. It is the process of dedicating the child's life to the Lord both as parents and as a church family. This in no way saves the child, but it unites the church and family in nuturing and raising the child in the ways in which he or she should go.

If you have a question not answered here or would like to speak with someone, we'd love to hear from you.


Please contact us, and a member of our staff will reach out to you.

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1560 CR 81 New Albany, MS 38652


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Groups: 9:30am

Second Service: 10:35am

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