We believe that baptism is one of the ordinances left by Christ for the Church today. Baptism is an outward sign of the inward reality that a person has turned from man’s way to God’s way.

To baptize literally means to dip or immerse; therefore, the mode of Baptism here at Rolling Hills is immersion. We understand Baptism as a beautiful public statement of one’s faith in Christ and therefore a great privilege and step of obedience to Christ.

Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 2:38-41

Why Be Baptized?

  • To follow Christ’s example

    At that time Jesus came from Nazareth and was baptized by John in the river.
    Mark 1:9

  • To obey Christ’s command

    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

  • To show you are a believer

    …many of the Corinthians who heard him believed and were baptized.
    Acts 18:8

  • To show that you know Christ

    We know that we have come to know Him, if we obey His commands.
    1 John 2:3

  • Does Rolling Hills baptize infants?

    No. According to Acts 2:38-39, the biblical pattern for baptism is to:
    Repent (turn from our sins)
    Believe (trust in Christ for forgiveness of sins)
    Be baptized

    Baptism is an outward symbol of an inward reality. Although infants and very young children belong to God (2 Samuel 12:23), they do not yet have the capacity to repent and believe. Also, the Bible does not support infant baptism. At Rolling Hills, parents may dedicate their children to the Lord.