Baptism is an outward expression of an inward change. It’s a declaration of faith and desire to walk in the way of Jesus with the heart of Jesus. Lowering into the water symbolizes dying to your old life without God, and being raised out of the waters symbolizes waking to new life in Christ.
Of all the reasons to celebrate, there’s none greater than the new life and unity with Christ represented in baptism! That’s why we come together as a community to joyfully remember and declare all God has done in and for us through Christ.