We believe baptism is a way of showing others that you have entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ. It symbolizes what took place in your heart at the time of salvation:
• We have accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.
• We share in His death and resurrection, illustrated by going under the water (dead to your old life), then rising again (new life).
• We are symbolically washed clean and our sins are forgiven by His death on the cross. Because Jesus instructed us to be baptized, baptism is an act of obedience and it demonstrates submission to God. We immerse in the water at River of Praise because we believe cripture shows that Jesus modeled that for us as the way to publicly acknowledge our faith in Him.