Baptism

We believe that baptism is an important step of obedience for every person who has accepted Christ as his/her Savior.

The Baptism Process

The baptism process at Southside has been designed to be both simple and meaningful. From the registration form to the baptism meeting, each step has been carefully planned with you in mind:

  1. Listen to the baptism message below.
  2. Complete the baptism registration after you have watched the baptism messsage. Once we receive your registration form we will contact you to schedule your videotaping and baptism.
  3. Read about making your video. We want you to be as comfortable and prepared for the video as possible.
  4. Attend a meeting and film your testimony. After we receive your registration form, we’ll contact you and schedule you for an informational meeting where you’ll also have your testimony videotaped.
  5. Get baptized! Baptisms take place during one of the Sunday morning services and include a showing of your prerecorded video.

For questions please feel free to Contact Us.

Going Public

If you attend any of our services, you will probably witness a baptism. Still, you may have questions. “Why is it an act of obedience? Is it required of everyone? If I’ve been baptized before, do I need to do it again?”

These questions and others are answered in the message “Going Public” by Andy Stanley.

Your Video

One of the most powerful aspects of baptism at Southside is the video testimony shown right before each person’s baptism. The video allows each person to share how Christ has been working in their life. Prerecording allows them to do as many takes as necessary, while sharing the message they have thoughtfully and prayerfully prepared ahead of time. Many people ask, “Do I have to do the video?” The answer is yes, if a person wants to get baptized at Southside. 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 time and time again the effect these videos have had on people’s lives.

Another important reason for the videos is that we as a congregation grow in our faith by watching these life-changing stories. It allows friends, family, and even those you don’t know to celebrate the amazing transformation God has worked in your life.

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

Baptism Application

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