When you put your trust in Jesus, ask him to forgive your sins, and commit your life to following him, you're leaving your "old self" behind (Romans 6:1-11, 2 Corinthians 5:17) and starting a new journey as a follower of Jesus. He's begun something new in your life and your heart! Baptism is an outward sign of your inward new birth, it proclaims to all the world that you’re a follower of Jesus. Jesus himself was baptized (Mark 1:9-15), and so we follow his example (Matthew 18:19-20).
In addition to being a step of obedience, it’s a symbolic act. Our entrance into the water during baptism identifies us with Christ’s death on the cross, his burial in the tomb, and his resurrection from the dead. (Colossians 2:12-14)
If you're ready to take the next step and be baptized, we'd love to celebrate that with you! Let us know!