Baptism

If you've stepped over the Faith Line and are a follower of Christ, baptism may be the next step in your spiritual journey. Jesus described it as a step of obedience and instructed, "Believe and be baptized.” Mark 16:16. Baptism does not save you, but it is the public picture of the private work God has done within you.

The word "baptism" means "to immerse." Prairie Lakes Church practices baptism by immersion, what the Bible depicts, to symbolize being buried with Christ and rising to new life.

Baptism at Prairie Lakes Church is a celebration bound to be one of the highlights of your life as a Christian. Invite family and friends to join you on this special day as you publicly declare your faith and step forward into your new life.

  • Cedar Falls Campus:
    • June 11, 1 p.m., George Wyth Memorial State Park (deadline 6/2)
    • July 19, 8:45 p.m., The Falls Aquatic Center (deadline 7/7)
    • July 29/30, During Worship Services (deadline 7/21)
    • October 21/22, During Worship Services (deadline 10/13)
  • Cedar Rapids Campus: July 30, During Worship Service
  • Fort Dodge Campus: June 11, 7 p.m., Rosedale Rapids
  • Grinnell Campus: July 30, During Worship Service
  • New Hampton Campus: July 30, 11:30 a.m., New Hampton Pool
  • Osage Campus: July 30, During Worship Service

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Why should I be baptized?

Jesus called it a step of obedience and instructed, “Believe and be baptized.” (Mark 16:16). Baptism is the public picture of the private work Christ has done in you, and it is a celebration into new life.

Who should be baptized?

Baptism is the next step in your spiritual journey AFTER you have stepped over the Faith Line and put your trust in Jesus.

If I was baptized as an infant, should I be baptized again?

Your infant baptism was certainly a very special moment for your family. Instead of baptizing infants, we dedicate our infants/children during a special occasion called Child Dedication. In the Bible, every baptism recorded occurs when someone makes a faith decision and is publicly displaying their faith. As a result, we believe that once you have stepped over the Faith Line, baptism is your next step. You can certainly get re-baptized as an act of worship and obedience to Christ.

How should I be baptized?

The very word “baptism” means “to immerse.” That’s what the Bible records. Prairie Lakes Church believes that if you’re physically able, you should get completely immersed.

Can I invite my family, friends or small group?

Absolutely! Baptism at Prairie Lakes Church is a celebration and is bound to be one of the highlights of your life as a Christian. Invite family and friends to join you on this special day as you publicly declare your faith and step forward into your new life, and don’t forget to capture this celebration by bringing your camera!

Who will baptize me?

Our Pastors and Elders baptize individuals. If there's a family member, mentor, small group leader, etc. whom you would like to have baptize you, please let us know by emailing care@prairielakeschurch.org so we can discuss those details.