Baptism is an important step for every believer. If you are interested in baptism and would like to know more please contact the church office @ 702-566-0200


Because you want to follow Christ’s example.
“At the 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

Because obeying Christ’s command shows you know Him.
“We know that we have come to know Him, if we obey His commands.” 1 John 2:3


It is a symbol of Christ’s burial and resurrection
“Christ died for our sins…he was buried…and he rose again” 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
“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.
“When someone becomes a Christian he becomes a brand new person inside. The old life has passed away and a new life has begun!” 2 Corinthians 5:17

“By our baptism then we were buried with Him and shared His 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 is the outward symbol of an inner change and the commitment you made in your heart.

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith…it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9


Like Jesus was baptized – by being immersed in water.
“As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water.” Matthew 3:16

Every baptism in the Bible was by immersion under water.
(Example)”..then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. When they came out of the water…” Acts 8:38-39

The word “Baptize” literally means “to dip under water”. The Greek word “baptize” means “to immerse or dip under water.”


Every person who has made the decision to believe in 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

Simon himself believed and was baptized” Acts 8:13

The one requirement for baptism is belief in Christ! Anyone who believes in Jesus Christ
as their Lord and Savior can be baptized. We do not baptize children until they are old
enough to understand and believe.


As soon as you have believed! You shouldn’t delay.
Those who believed..were baptized..that day!” Acts 2:41

“Then Philip began with the scripture and told him the Good News about Jesus. As they
traveled along the road, they came to some water, and the eunuch said, „Look here is water!
Why shouldn‟t I be baptized right now?‟ Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.‟
The official answered, „I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.‟ The both Philip and the
eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him.”
Acts 8:36-39 (LB).

There is no reason to delay. As soon as a person decides to believe in Christ, he/she can
and should be baptized.


Our church recommends that you be baptized again if you have not been baptized by
immersion since you became a believer. It doesn’t devalue a prior experience but simply
reflects your desire to be baptized in the same way Jesus was baptized. Every HHBC
member has been baptized by immersion as Jesus demonstrated and commanded us to


Yes! If each family member understands fully the meaning of baptism and each one has
personally placed his/her trust in Christ for salvation, we encourage families to be baptized
at the same time. It is a wonderful expression of commitment.


Where to go? HHBC will let you know the location.

Time to be there? We ask that all baptism candidate(s) arrive 15 minutes before the service they are to be
baptized. The Baptism Host/Hostess will be there to greet you and help you from there.

What to bring? Shorts & t-shirts are appropriate wear

What will happen? The Baptism Host/Hostess will greet you and ensure everything is taken care of.