Baptism

BEFORE APPLYING

If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you are ready to be baptized or confirmed. Baptism/Confirmation is your opportunity to show others that you have accepted Christ and are now walking with him. Because Jesus instructed us to be baptized, baptism is an act of obedience. Confirmation is also an act of obedience as you are revealing to your community your trust in Jesus as you confirm the truth from your Infant Baptism. While neither are necessary for salvation, both demonstrate submission to God. 

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THE PROCESS

  1. Complete the sacrament application here. Once we receive your application, we will contact you to schedule your videotaping and baptism/confirmation.
  2. Read about making your video. We want you to be as comfortable and prepared for the video as possible.
  3. Attend the Baptism/Confirmation Class and schedule a time to film your testimony.
  4. Get baptized/confirmed! Baptisms/confirmations take place during one of the Sunday services and include a showing of your prerecorded video testimony prior to your baptism/confirmation.

WHO SHOULD BE BAPTIZED

Christians believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation occurs only when a person places his or her faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for his or her sin.

If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you are ready to be baptized. Just like a bride and groom show others their love for one another by wearing wedding bands, your baptism is your opportunity to show others that you have accepted Christ and are now walking with him.

WHO SHOULD BE CONFIRMED

*Note: Confirmation has the same set of beliefs in terms of trusting Jesus as your Lord & Savior and following Him. The difference is that confirmation is for those who were baptized as an infant. The confirmation is that you are now, as an adult, confirming what your parents participated in at your Infant Baptism.

Christians believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation occurs only when a person places his or her faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for his or her sin.

If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and you were baptized as an infant, then you are ready to be confirmed. Just like a bride and groom show others their love for one another by wearing wedding bands, your baptism is your opportunity to show others that you have accepted Christ and are now walking with him.

WHAT BAPTISM/CONFIRMATION SYMBOLIZES

Baptism is a way of showing others that you have entered into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. 

It symbolizes what took place in your heart at the time of salvation:Because Jesus instructed us to be baptized, baptism is an act of obedience. While it is not necessary for salvation, it demonstrates submission to God. We immerse because we believe Scripture shows that Jesus modeled that for us as the way to publicly acknowledge our faith in him.

  • You accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
  • You shared in his death and resurrection, illustrated through baptism by going under the water (dead to your old life), then rising again (new life).
  • You were symbolically washed clean, and your sins were forgiven by his death on the cross.

CONFIRMATION

Confirmation occurs when you were baptized as infants. This is a public profession of your personal belief that you are confirming what your parents participated in when they had you baptized as an infant. As an adult you confirm that you have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and intend to follow Him and have put your trust in him as your Lord & Savior. 

MAKING YOUR VIDEO

One of the most powerful aspects of baptism at YNCC is the video testimony shown right before your baptism. The video gives you the opportunity to share how you came to know Christ as your Savior and how he has been working in your life. 

Prerecording allows you to do as many takes as necessary while sharing the message you have thoughtfully and prayerfully prepared ahead of time. 

Baptism is meant to be a public profession, and it is an incredible opportunity to share God’s message of redemption with thousands of people. We have witnessed the life-changing effects these videos have had on people’s lives. 

Another important reason we do the videos is that we as a congregation grow in our faith by watching these stories. They allow friends, family, and even those you don’t know to celebrate the amazing transformation Christ has worked in your life. 

Some people are nervous about taping their stories, but we work hard to make the process both simple and fulfilling. After you’ve scheduled your baptism and filming date, you will receive emails with guidelines and information to help you prepare for your filming.

Every two months, we have a meeting with the baptism candidates, where we go over everything they need to know about the baptism process and their video testimony. 

Filming of your testimony will be scheduled about two or three weeks before your baptism. 

We want baptism to be a meaningful and enjoyable experience, and we look forward to walking through it with you!

Please read the Testimony Handout to help you prepare your video testimony.

If you have any questions about how to begin a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, please contact baptism@ynccla.org or call Pastor John at 323-227-1414 x157.

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LEARN MORE

» Before Applying
» Baptism or Confirmation
» What Baptism/Confirmation Symbolizes
» Making Your Video

BAPTISM/CONFIRMATION & CLASS DATES

Apr. 30th (Infant) // Apr. 23rd (class)
June 11th (Adult) // May 21st (class)

APPLICATION

Application

CONTACT US

If you have any questions or comments, please email us at baptism@ynccla.org or call Pastor John at 323-227-1414 x157.