Baptism


We are so excited that you are stepping out in faith and obedience regarding baptism! It is going to be such an encouragement to hear your story and to see the work that God has done in your life. In order to schedule you for our next Celebration Service, please fill out the form below, which will give us more information about you and the person that will baptize you. You will also have the opportunity to write out your testimony, read through and affirm our Statement of Basic Beliefs. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Mandy at mandy@citizenschurch.com

Baptism Information

Work Entry

Baptizer Information

Please include the information of the person that you would like to baptize you below.
If you do not have someone in mind that you would like to baptize you, please just enter "N/A" for each of the answers below and we will find someone for you!

Statement of Basic Belief

These beliefs represent the core of central orthodox beliefs from a biblical and historical perspective. While a full understanding and the ability to adequately articulate these beliefs is not required, the explicit rejection of any one of these particular beliefs disqualifies one from membership in Citizens Church.

I believe...

  • that the Scriptures are true, authoritative and sufficient
    • (Ps. 19:7-11; 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20-21).
  • that there is only one God
    • (Deut. 6:4; Isa. 45:5-6, 46:9-10; John 17:3; 1 Cor. 8:4-6; 1 Tim. 2:5).
  • that the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God; and that the Father is neither the Son nor the Holy Spirit, the Son is neither the Father nor the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit is neither the Father nor the Son
    • (Gen. 1:26; Ps. 45:6-7, 110:1; Matt. 3:13-17, 28:17-20; 1 Cor. 12:4-6).
  • that I am, along with all humanity—Christ excluded—by birth and action a sinner
    • (Gen. 6:5; Ps. 51:5; Jer. 17:9; Rom. 3:23, 5:8, 12-21, 7:18; Eph. 2:1-3)
  • that the deserved penalty for sin is death, both physical and spiritual
    • (Gen. 2:15-17, 3:19; Rom. 5:12, 6:23; Jas. 1:14-15).
  • that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, was born of a virgin and is both fully God and fully human.
    • (Matt. 1:20; Luke 2:52; John 1:1-4, 14; Col. 1:15-20; Heb. 1:1-3)
  • that Jesus Christ died as my substitute to pay the penalty for my sin
    • (John 1:29, 10:1-18; Rom. 5:8; 1 Cor. 15:1-4; 2 Cor. 5:21; Gal. 1:4; 1 Pet. 3:18)
  • that Jesus Christ physically ascended into heaven and will one day physically return
    • (John 14:3; Acts 1:11; 1 Thess. 4:16; Heb. 9:28; 1 Jn. 3:2; Rev. 1:7)
  • in a future physical resurrection of the dead. Those who trust in Jesus Christ will be raised to eternal reward. Those who have not trusted in Jesus Christ will be raised to eternal punishment
    • (Matt. 25:31-46; John 5:28-29; Acts 24:15).
  • that only by trusting in the person and work of Jesus Christ alone can I be reconciled to God and experience true life and joy
    • (John 3:18, 14:6; Acts 4:12; Rom. 3:21-26; 1 Tim. 2:5-6).

Testimony

Please include your testimony below. If you need help writing your testimony, please reference the "Preparing Your Testimony" document below. Should you need further assistance, please notate your need in the section below.

Need help writing your testimony? 

It can be hard to know where to start when writing out your testimony for the first time. We have prepared a document to help you think through what should be included in your testimony. While your testimony doesn't have to include all of these elements, it may help give you a starting place.

Preparing Your Testimony