Baptism is a beautiful thing. It is an ancient tradition practiced by the apostles and the first church. Jesus was baptized as an example for us, and we are excited at Essential Church to continue this 2,000 year old practice for Christ followers. We know that there are many questions related to baptism. We encourage you to check out the Frequently Asked Questions about baptism. If you are at a place where you would like to participate in one of our baptism gatherings click the link below or email us at

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why should I be baptized?

Baptism is Biblical. Throughout the New Testament you find this powerful symbol practiced by those who began the journey of following Christ. It is a sign of your relationship with Christ and a symbol of the power found through Jesus’ death and resurrection.

2. Is baptism necessary for salvation?


3. Why should I be baptized by immersion?

At Essential Church, we baptize by immersion because it is the clear method used in the Bible.

4. What about infant baptism?

Many individuals have been baptized as an infant. We celebrate their parent’s desire to place them in the path toward a relationship with God. We believe do not practice infant baptism because we believe that in order to fully follow Christ’s example, believers must be baptized after they have decided to follow Christ.

5. When should I be baptized?
We will have regular opportunities for baptism.  If you would like to be notified when our next baptism service will be, please email us at