Baptism is a big step in your faith journey. We're so excited you want to take it, and you're in the RIGHT place to begin that process with NYM.
Watch this video - it'll introduce you to the process and give you the details you need to get going!
1. Watch the Video Below
Once you watch this video from some of our pastors, just let us know you're ready for the next step by filling out the form below.
2. Let Us Know!
After you've watched video, fill out the form below and we'll follow up with you with next steps.
Click any question below to get an answer to some commonly asked questions.
What is Baptism?
Baptism is a public declaration that you are a Christ-follower. We believe that baptism is an outward display of the inward work of God in the life of a follower of Jesus. It is symbolic of salvation, not an act of salvation itself. Since it is a symbol, we believe that only students professing a personal faith in Jesus Christ should be baptized.
Who is allowed to baptize me?
Anyone who has placed their faith in Christ and then been baptized by immersion can baptize you. This could be someone like... your SGL, your parent or your friend from Small Group! We want you to pick someone who has influenced your faith journey in a big way.
Does Baptism "save me"?
Baptism doesn't save you, but it is an obedient step that Christians take to demonstrate their commitment to following and obeying Jesus. We'd love to see every student in NYM become a Christ-follower and get baptized. Here's how to do that:
Do I have to make a video, or can I share my story live?
We don't "force" you to do either one, but we think a video story has some advantages. First, you're able to say your story exactly how you'd like to. In other words, if you're nervous about public speaking, making a video is MUCH easier. Secondly, your story becomes something you can more easily share with friends and family in the future who aren't able to make it to the service.
If you watch our baptism service from last year, you'll see that we have examples of both. It's your choice!