At Summit, we believe that believer’s baptism is a crucial outward act of one’s inward confession of faith and acceptance of Christ as Savior (Matthew 28:19). It serves as a real and tangible channel marker in the lives of believers, showing that they are members of the body of Christ, and helps to anchor them in their faith. It is symbolic of Christ’s death and resurrection and also the washing away of our sins (Romans 6:4-7).
Likewise, it is a sign to the community of the decision the believer has made. While baptism is important in the life of a believer, it does not gain one’s salvation (Ephesians 2:8-9). Although many modes of baptism are used, we believe that submersion is the most appropriate mode, in that it mimics most closely the actions of which baptism is symbolic. Christ led by example in that he too was baptized (Matthew 3:13).
Twice a year, our entire church comes together to celebrate baptisms at the beach in an event we call "Beach Baptism". The date of the next Beach Baptism event as well as details on how to register will be posted on our events page.
*Infant Baptisms and Dedications are celebrated throughout the year as a commitment to partner with you as you raise your children as believers. Dates and more information about deciding between Infant Baptism and Infant Dedication are available on our events page.