Baptism is both a symbol and a statement.
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 an illustration of the work that Jesus has done in a person’s heart. After you have accepted Christ as your Savior, baptism is a way to publicly identify yourself with His death, burial and resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). It is stating you are not ashamed of Him or His Gospel and that you are making a commitment to live for Him.
We follow Jesus’ example in baptism. He was baptized (Mark 1:9), and commanded us to be baptized (Matthew 28:19-20).
At Cornerstone, 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.
"Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life." Romans 6:4
Ready To Be Baptized?
We offer a Baptism class to help prepare you for baptism. This class is for those who are preparing for baptism and for those who simply want to learn what God's Word has to say about the blessing of Believers' Baptism.
Register here or contact the office (262) 377-9300.
What About Children & Baptism?
At Cornerstone Church, our children may be baptized when they have placed their faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and are old enough to understand the meaning of baptism.
We leave it to the parents’ discretion to determine when the time is right for their child. We do not believe that baptism takes away original sin, nor does it grant salvation.
Some churches practice a “Baptism of Dedication” for infants. This ceremony is intended to be a covenant between the parents and God on behalf of the child. We refer to this as Child Dedication. For more information about child dedication, please call the church office (262) 377-9300.