Baptism is the symbolic act in which we picture physically what has already happened to us spiritually. When we come to Christ, we come seeking forgiveness and cleansing of sin. We come opening our hearts and lives to Him to enter in and live as Lord and Savior.
Baptism gives the believer the opportunity to testify to the cleansing and changing that Christ has done in his life because he has put faith and trust in Jesus. That means that baptism always occurs after a person has placed his faith in Christ.
If you have accepted Christ as Savior and want to take the next step of believer's baptism - or if you just have more questions - please contact the church office at (217) 496-2590 or email firstname.lastname@example.org