What is Baptism?

Baptism is a symbol of what God has already done for us in Christ, in regenerating our heart.  It is an outward expression of an inward reality. Baptism signified that a former way of life has been put to death and depicts a release from the mastery of sin. The Branch practices and teaches believer’s baptism.

If you are interested in getting baptized at the Branch, email Josh@thebranchcorvallis.org and set up a meeting.  Also download the attached form, fill it out and bring it to the meeting.  Baptisms occur throughout the year during our Sunday night gatherings.

Download Baptism Form

Take the Next Step. Baptisms occur throughout the year during our Sunday night gatherings.

Why Baptism?

  • Because it publicly demonstrates your identification with Christ. You are showing the work of Christ—His death, burial, and resurrection—and your participation in that work by God’s grace.  (Acts 2:38; 8:16; 10:48; 19:4-5; Romans 6:3-4; Colossians 2:11-12)
  • Because it visibly declares your deliverance from the judgment of God (1 Peter 3:18-21).
  • Because it displays your union with Christ’s body, His Church. (Acts 2:26-41; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 4:3-6)
  • Because it follows both the example and the command of Christ. (Matthew 3:13-17; Matthew 28:19)

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