Baptism is a public testimony of what Christ has done in your life as a Christ-follower. It is a symbolic picture of death, burial and resurrection, and new life as well as your commitment to Christ and to His church. When you are baptized, you are obeying Christ's command in the Bible for all believers, and you are telling the world that Jesus Christ is the Lord of your life. No matter what your age or background, baptism is a natural and important step in your journey as a Christ-follower.
At Brook Hills we believe that biblical baptism is symbolic— it doesn't "save" you— but also that it's very important in the life of every believer. We require that those desiring membership at Brook Hills be baptized— either previously at the time of your commitment to Christ, or when you desire membership at Brook Hills.
Because baptism is a public display, our baptism practice also requires each candidate to write out their testimony, which they will read in the Worship Gathering immediately before their baptism. Not only is this an opportunity to share the gospel, but also their personal story. Please click on the "preparing for baptism" link below for assistance in writing your testimony.
Recently, our Worship Pastor Matt Mason led a class on the subject of Baptism both for those seeking to be baptized as well as those who are discipling or working with those who need to be baptized. The purpose of this class was to present a biblical view of baptism as well as the practical implications. We have now made the two sessions from this class available below.
You can also download and listen to these sessions as MP3s.
There are three resources provided below to assist you as you pray about and prepare for baptism. Each are available online.
- “Baptism: Identification with the New Covenant”
- “Preparing for Baptism” is a downloadable PDF guide to your baptism, including some questions and a simple preparation testimony you can write out for yourself or with your children. We highly recommend completing this document before you meet with an elder or deacon.
- Baptism and Membership FAQ
Once you have shared your testimony with an elder or deacon, you can schedule your baptism by contacting Anita Bucher at 205.313.7720 or .
Videos of our recent baptisms can be viewed online.