Equipping Process

We are very intentional in equipping the saints here at MBT. The goal for every believer at MBT is to be equipped for the work that God has called you to. Below, you will see seven stages that have been developed as a road map for you. Determine where you fit and take the next step forward.

Baptism

Acts 8:37-38 "And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him."

What is Baptism?

Baptism is a physical act. You physically enter into the water. Your body goes under the water and is lifted up out of the water again. This physical action represents a great spiritual truth. Romans 6:1-14 describes this beautifully, telling us how our salvation is like a spiritual baptism that identifies us with Jesus who died, was buried, and rose again. Our physical baptism publically identifies us as Christians and pictures this truth for all to see.

Does Baptism make me saved?

No. Baptism pictures our salvation, but does not save us. We are saved by God's grace, not anything we do to earn it, including baptism. (John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9)

Why Should I get baptized?

Baptism is an “ordinance”. That means God ordered it to be done. He gave this ordinance to the church – to baptize those who become Christians. It is as if you are preaching your first message to others through this symbolic demonstration. If you need to obey God by getting baptized, make sure you invite your family and friends to be witnesses of your testimony.

Can I get Baptized?

If you are a Christian (you have been born again by putting your faith in Jesus to save you), you can and should be baptized. (Acts 8:36-38)