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We are so happy you have chosen to follow the example Jesus by being water baptized. Publicly identifying with Jesus and proclaiming your faith in Him is a powerful testimony and often a deeply moving experience. This page has been created to answer any questions you may have about water baptism. You may also contact the church office at (805) 648-7955 if you have any additional questions. 
 

Do I have to be a member of TRC in order to be baptized?

You do not need to be a member in order to be baptized, although we would prefer that you attend regularly and consider The River Community your church home. If you have recently made a commitment to Christ here at the river, we would encourage you to be baptized as soon as possible, even if you have not been attending for very long.

Why should I be baptized?
  1. You want to follow the example of Jesus.  “ At that time Jesus came from Nazareth and was baptized by John in the river.” Mark 1:9
  2. Jesus commanded it.  “ Jesus said, ‘Go then, to all people everywhere and make them I 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
  3. It shows you are a believer.  “…many of the Corinthians who heard him believed and were baptized” Acts 18:8

PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING BAPTIZED. 
 

Baptism Interest Form

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