made new at new life

We try to have two baptism services each year. Once in the winter and once in the summer. For the past few years now, we have been hosting our summer baptism service at Nimbus Flat, located at 1901 Hazel Ave. in Gold River. We chose this location because it is within minutes of our church and there is a large group gathering area that is close to the water. 

Our Baptism Sunday services are announced during weekly Sunday services as well as on our Facebook page. We expect all who are interested in being baptized to sign up and attend a meeting with our senior pastor and one of our associate pastors one to two weeks prior to the baptism date. During this meeting our pastors will go over what it means to be baptized and will make sure that each person signing up understands that they are making a public declaration of faith to follow Jesus. This is a celebratory event and we treat it as such. We encourage everyone being baptized to invite their friends and family to attend.

We are so happy that you desire to learn more about following the Lord’s example in baptism. If you would like to be baptized please contact Pastor Lori Seals at (916) 536-5433 or

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  • Because you want to follow Christ’s example. “At that time Jesus came from Nazareth and was baptized by John in the river” (Mark 1:9). 

    Because Christ commanded it. “Jesus said, ‘Go then, to all people everywhere and make them my disciples, baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and then teach them to obey everything I have commanded you’” (Matthew 28:19-20). 

    Because it shows you are a believer. “...many of the Corinthians who heard Him believed and were baptized” (Acts 18:8).

  • Every person who has made the decision to believe in Jesus Christ. “Those who believed and accepted His message were baptized” (Acts 2:41). “But when they believed Philip as he preached the Good News...and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women” (Acts 8:12). The one requirement for baptism is belief in Christ! We do not baptize children until they are old enough to understand and believe.

  • It is a symbol of Christ’s burial & resurrection. “For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism you were also raised with Christ” (Colossians 2:12).
    It is a symbol of your new life as a Christian. “By our baptism then we were buried with Him and shared death, in order that just as Christ was raised from the dead also we might live a new life!” (Romans 6:4).
    Baptism does not make you a believer it shows that you already are one! Baptism does not “save” you; only your faith in Christ does that. Baptism is like a wedding ring; it’s the outward symbol of the commitment you made in your heart. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).

  • There is no reason to delay; as soon as a person decides to believe in Christ, he or she can and should be baptized. “Those who believed...were baptized that day!” (Acts 2:41).

  • Like Jesus was baptized: immersed in water. “As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water” (Matthew 3:16). The word baptize literally means “to dip under water.” The Greek word baptizo means “to immerse or dip under water.” Every baptism in the Bible was by immersion in water. (See examples in Mark 1:5, John 3:23 & Acts 8:38.)

  • What about being baptized twice? Our church recommends that you be baptized again if you have not been baptized by full immersion since you became a believer, or if you are recommitting your life to Christ after a period of time of not serving the Lord after initial salvation.
    Can my family be baptized together? Yes! If each family member fully understands the meaning of baptism and each has personally placed his/her trust in Christ for salvation, we encourage families to be baptized together.
    Will I have to say anything? No. During the service there will be a time set aside for those who want to share their testimony, but it is not required.