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Day of Baptism

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At Houston’s First, we view baptism as an outward, visible demonstration of an inward spiritual transformation which comes about when one trusts in Jesus Christ alone for salvation.

While we celebrate baptisms on Sundays throughout the year, we had a special Day of Baptism on Sun, Aug 7, at each of our campuses. The message focused on baptism, and an invitation was extended for people to come forward to be baptized that same day along with those already scheduled.
We baptized 360 people that day — 150 were registered in advance, and 210 decided that day to come forward! See the gallery below for just a handful of moments from this amazing day.

If you have not already been baptized, prayerfully consider taking this important step and proclaiming to your family and friends that you are walking in newness of life as a follower of Jesus. See below for FAQs about baptism and the Day of Baptism, too.

Yes! I want to be baptized!

Great! If you or a loved one are interested in being baptized — or you want know more about it — complete this form to let us know. A staff member or volunteer from Houston's First will follow-up with you about the next steps in the process.


I have some questions.

No matter what questions you have, we want to help you find the answers. Read the information on this page, or reach out to these campus contacts:

Yes! I am interested in baptism!

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FAQs about Baptism

What is the purpose of baptism?

Baptism is a symbol of your decision to follow Jesus — a public proclamation of your faith. Salvation does not come from baptism. Salvation only comes from placing your faith in Him. When you are baptized, it is a beautiful picture of His death, burial, and resurrection and how you have placed your faith in Jesus alone.
“Therefore we were buried with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too may walk in newness of life.” — Romans 6:4

Who can be baptized?

Those who have placed their trust in Jesus Christ alone for the forgiveness of their sins are candidates for baptism. That is why we refer to it as “believer’s baptism” — an expression of your belief in His message and your decision to accept it.
“Those who accepted his message were baptized …” — Acts 2:41

Can children or students be baptized?

Yes! Children and students can be baptized if they have placed their trust in Jesus Christ alone for the forgiveness of their sins. Parents or legal guardians are involved in the process when connecting with a staff member about taking the next steps and guiding the child or student through the process.

Why is baptism by immersion?

When baptism is talked about in the Bible, the Greek word used is baptizo — meaning to “dip” or “immerse” under water — and several descriptions of baptisms suggest that people were immersed (Matthew 3:6, John 3:23, Acts 8:38). Finally, immersion best illustrates the believer’s identification with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Romans 6:1-11, Colossians 2:12)

“... [they] went down into the water, and he baptized him.” — Acts 8:38

Event Details

  • Schedule Sun, Aug 7, 2022 | Times vary by campus