Jesus calls all his followers to “Repent and be baptized!” Baptism is our way of saying, “I believe in Jesus! I trust in Jesus for the forgiveness of sins” just like when I wear a wedding ring to say, “I’m taken! I’m married to my lovely wife!” My ring doesn’t make me married no more than my baptism makes me a Christian, but baptism is an important act of obedience that Jesus commands as a sign of our loyalty to him.
There will be a baptism service this summer. You may not know much about baptism; that’s ok. FBC Pastors are happy to spend time with you explaining more in detail what God’s word says about baptism and if this might be the right time for you.