Baptism is a public profession of our faith in Jesus Christ and outward expression of the inward change that Christ has made in us. Baptism by immersion is a one-time act of obedient identification with Jesus as Lord. It serves as an outward sign of our conscious confession of repentance and faith. We baptize by immersion after salvation because it is a matter of:

  • Submission – Our Lord commanded all who become His disciples to be baptized (Matt. 28:19-20).
  • Identification – Our Lord was baptized as an example for us to identify (Mark 1:9-10).
  • Definition – The word “baptize” comes from the Greek word, “baptiso” meaning “to make fully wet, to dip or immerse.”
  • Representation – Only immersion baptism represents the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the new believer (Romans 6:3-4).

Baptism At River Oak Church

Anyone who would like to be baptized needs to complete our baptism form, attend one of our orientations and film their testimonial video.

  • Baptism Form- This form allows us to get to know you and your spiritual journey. Please fill out the baptism form below.
    Baptism Form 
Children’s Baptism Form
  • Baptism Orientation- We offer these baptism classes to provide a deeper understanding of what baptism means and to provide logistical details of our baptism service.
  • Film your video- A video of your testimony allows you to share your story in a concise and powerful way. We have found that this video becomes very meaningful to the individual getting baptized, as well as to those attending the service. During the filming process, we allow as many takes as you need to make you feel comfortable with the final video.

Call or email the office if you have any questions or concerns, or if we can walk you through the process in greater detail. We look forward to celebrating your baptism with you!

CONTACT US

P: (757) 382-9500

F: (757) 382-9557

info@riveroakchurch.org

Service Times:
8:00AM, 9:30AM, 11:00AM
255 Great Bridge Blvd.,
Chesapeake, VA 23320