WHAT IS WATER BAPTISM AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
At Motion Church we believe that baptism is a public declaration of an inward confession, meaning, after you ask Jesus to be the Lord and savior of your life (inward) you get baptized to show the change that just took place in your heart (outward). Baptism symbolizes us taking part in the death and resurrection of Jesus. Romans 6:4 says: “We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the father, we too may live a new life.” Because of this we baptize people by fully immersing them in water. Going under the water symbolizes Jesus death, being put in the tomb, and coming out of the water symbolizes Jesus’ resurrection.
THERE ARE SO MANY REASONS TO GET BAPTIZED; BUT HERE ARE SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT...
Jesus Commands Us To (Matt. 28:18-20)
Jesus Was Baptized (Matt. 3:13-17)
It Pleases God (Matt. 3:17)
It is how we identify with Jesus’ death and resurrection in our own life (Rom. 6:4)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CHILDREN AND BAPTISM
At Motion Church we believe that it is the parents responsibility, privilege, and decision as to when their child is ready to be baptized. The bible refers to the “age of accountability” in which a child becomes accountable to God in regards to their personal relationship with Him. This is not a literal age so much as the level of maturity and understanding of who Jesus is to them personally in their life, and an appropriate understanding of the bible and bible teachings. We have provided this video to review with your child to help them understand what Baptism is all about (children and baptism) and to help you gauge if they are ready.
If you feel as though your child might not be ready to get baptized we recommend Child Dedications; which is simply an opportunity for one of our pastors to pray a blessing over you and your child, and for you as a parent to publicly commit to raising your child in the things of the Lord. To register for Child Dedication, please click here: Child Dedication.
If you have any remaining questions, please contact one of Kids Pastors: Contact a Kids Pastor
WHEN & WHERE ARE BAPTISMS?
Baptisms are approximately once every two months at our Puyallup, South Hill, and Bonney Lake Campuses. A limited number of Baptisms will be conducted during all services for Puyallup and South Hill Campus, with additional baptisms immediately following each service. Bonney Lake Campus will have baptisms after service only.
WHAT DOES THE DAY OF BAPTISM LOOK LIKE?
On the day of Baptism, we request that you are present at the campus 45 minutes prior to service, get checked in and attend an orientation. Inquire in the lobby for the registration location.
If you have any additional questions, you may contact us at email@example.com or call us at 253-848-9111.
Below is the 2019 baptism schedule. Registration will open up for each baptism approximately 2 months before the date. Click on the date below to register for the next baptism.
July 20th - 21st
September 21st - 22nd
November 16th - 17th