Baptism at First Baptist Carrollton

Why should I be baptized?

Baptism is an important step in your spiritual journey. It is one of the first acts of obedience after a personal decision to follow Christ. Baptism is an expression of the believer’s faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior. It is a picture of the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in a new life in Christ. Baptism is not just some ritual to go through. It is a visual symbol or an outward expression of an inward change. It is a picture that one has died to themselves and they are raised a new person in Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Colossians 2:12)

How will I be baptized?

Good, sincere Christians and churches practice different methods of baptism. Forms such as sprinkling, pouring, and immersion are used. As a church, we believe the biblical method is immersion. Jesus was baptized by immersion and this is the practice we follow. The Bible uses the word baptizo, which means to plunge or immerse. When we are lowered into the water, it is a symbol of the burial of Jesus; when we are raised up out of the water, it is a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus. Also in God’s Word, there is never an example of sprinkling or pouring. (Mark 9:9-10)

When should I be baptized?

The Bible is clear that as soon as a person decides to believe in Christ there is no reason to delay. We believe a person should be baptized very soon after they have made their decision to trust Christ as Savior and have an understanding of the meaning of baptism. (Acts 2:41; Acts 8:36-38)

Common Misunderstandings About Baptism

If you would like more information or if you would like to be baptized, please visit with one of our ministers on Sunday mornings, contact the Adult Discipleship Office at 972-512-3840, or email