Brian Pritchard is a young man heading into the Marine Corp. Listen to his story of faith as he approaches this major milestone in his life.
Every Sunday: Thornton 8:30, 10 & 11:30am, Ft. Lupton 10am
We baptize one person/family per service (due to current season).
Fill in the Baptism form below and someone from our office will contact you to set up an appointment to hear your story.
We believe that inviting Jesus into your heart involves:
Baptism is not salvation. It is identification with the Savior. A person is not saved by baptism; they are saved by faith in Christ. Even though we are not saved by baptism, we are still commanded in scripture to be baptized: “…Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ…” (Acts 2:38) and: “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved…” (Mark 16:16). Baptism is an act of obedience and submission to Jesus Christ, the Lord of your life.
A person should be baptized after they have been born again through repentance and faith in Christ trusting Him completely in His death, burial, and resurrection for salvation. Rarely does this happen before six years of age and can happen at any point in life from then on. All Christians should be baptized.
Baptism is a physical demonstration of the spiritual reality of making Jesus Lord of your life. When a person is immersed in water, they are identifying with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. Baptism is the symbol of new life, washing away sins, and identification with Jesus. Jesus told his disciples to baptize everyone who comes into faith in Him: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19).
At Crossroads we practice full immersion baptism. The word “baptism” literally means “the process of submersion.” Immersion symbolizes the death burial and resurrection of Christ literally and in a believer’s life spiritually.
At Crossroads Church we dedicate babies to the Lord based on the commitment of parents to raise their child in a Christian home and manner. When a person can comprehend faith in Christ, forgiveness of sin, and symbolism, then they can be baptized, but not before. If you’ve been baptized as an infant, great! However, Biblical baptism is the public immersion of a believer.