Baptism is a demonstration of our love and obedience to Jesus Christ and the immersion practice symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. At Living Vine, we practice BELIEVER’s baptism by immersion.


We’ll be having our FIRST-EVER Baptism Celebration as a church on Sunday, Sept 18th at 5pm. If you have yet to be baptized as an adult—this is a  wonderful way to publicly profess your obedience to Christ.


Pastor John will perform the submersion baptism down at the beach and each believer participating will share a short testimony. This will be a short, simple celebration—we encourage all to attend. If you would like to be baptized at Living Vine Church or if you’d like additional information, Pastor John would love to talk to you further.


the meaning of baptism

  1. Baptism is an essential part of a Christian’s identification with Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit . . .” (Matthew 28:19)
  2. Baptism is a demonstration of our love and obedience. Jesus said, “If you love me, you will obey what I command.” (John 14:15)
  3. It is an outward sign of an inward commitment. “Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.” (Acts 2:41)
  4. Throughout the book of Acts, wherever baptism occurred it always followed a profession of belief in Jesus Christ.
  5. Baptism is a picture of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. “having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.”  (Colossians 2:12)

If you would like to be baptized at Living Vine Church or

are looking for additional information, please contact

baptism - Sept18 @5pm

Join us at Lakefront Park (weather permitting) on Sunday 9/18 at 5pm for our baptism celebration. In fact, if you have not yet been baptized (as an adult) as a follower of Jesus, join us as a participant! Please contact Pastor John for more information.