We believe that baptism is an outward public declaration of an inward private decision. When one is baptized “in the name of Christ” you are declaring your identification to Him.
We believe in “believer’s baptism”. That is, baptism is a conscious decision made by one who has already trusted Christ as their personal Savior. (Acts 8:12) Because baptism is a choice of one’s will, we do not believe in infant baptism.
Baptism is not a condition of being saved, but it is an obedient response to the fact that one has already been saved. Baptism follows belief. (Acts 2:38, 41)
Baptism is an outward symbol of the resurrection power for believers. (Romans 6:1-10, Colossians 2:11-12) As one is baptized into Christ’s death, so one is also raised by the power of Christ to live a new life.
Baptism is a step of obedience to the commandment of Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20)
For information about how you can participate in the next baptism at Highlands, please call us at 480.348.9191 or email