Who is able to be baptized?

Baptism is for all those who repent and confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, have received the Holy Spirit, and pledge to live as disciples who obey Jesus in all of life. Baptism is for those who understand its basic meaning, are able to be accountable to Christ and the church, and request it voluntarily.  God calls each believer to receive water baptism in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 

What is the meaning of baptism?

Baptism is an act of obedience which testifies that God in Christ has forgiven and cleansed a person from sin, freed them from the power of sin and death, given them the Holy Spirit, and united them with the body of Christ. Baptism by immersion is a powerful testimony that a believer has been washed by the Spirit, has died with Christ to sin and has been raised to newness of life.

In baptism the believer publicly bears witness to their own commitment to follow Jesus as Lord, serving Jesus as a covenant member of the local congregation in God’s Kingdom mission.

Baptism is the God-given means by which the local church family incorporates followers of Jesus.  Baptism is not a solitary event, which is why we practice baptism in the presence of the gathered church.  People who get baptized at Ross Road are welcomed into official membership.


Ross Road baptizes believers by immersion and joyfully welcomes and disciples them into full participation as members of the congregation. RRCC also joyfully welcomes Christian disciples baptized elsewhere, regardless of mode, if they were baptized upon their own confession of faith.

The local church invites those who claim baptism prior to their own confession of faith (ie. they were baptized as infants or as small children) and who desire to be members of a Mennonite Brethren congregation to receive baptism as a testimony to their own faith.

To get baptized at RRCC, one attends a Baptism & Membership Class, meets with the elders, then shares their testimony with the church and is baptized.

To find out when the next class is, please contact Pastor Craig.

Contact Pastor Craig