Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the
Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a
crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life,
and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to his faith
in the final resurrection of the dead. Being a church ordinance, it is prerequisite to the
privileges of church membership and to the Lord's Supper.
This following booklet is designed to give an overview of the theological conviction of The Grove
on the topic of baptism. Those who wish to be baptized at The Grove are asked to speak
with one of our pastors and read this booklet prior to baptism. As you read it, note any
questions that you might have and feel free to ask us.