Baptism marks an exciting and crucial turning point in your life! It’s one of two sacraments and is a symbolic, public confession that you have committed your life to Jesus as your Lord and Savior. The path ahead of you is a path of discipleship: of increasingly becoming a fully devoted follower of Christ. This is what your baptism means:

Public Affirmation Of Faith

Baptism is the public affirmation of your personal commitment to trust Jesus with every part of your life and to be a fully devoted follower (disciple) of the risen and reigning Lord. It is accepting His call to go and make disciples and His promise to be with you always.
(Matthew 28:18-20)

Public Entrance Into Community

Baptism is your public entrance into Christ’s new community (the Kingdom of God) = the church; and your first visible step of obedience to Christ’s call on your life. Your determination to trust and obey Jesus, signified by your baptism, fully activates the Holy Spirit’s gifts in your life. These spiritual gifts enable us as His people to carry out the ministry and find the purpose for which God created us.
(Acts 2:36-39, Ephesians 2:1-10)

Symbolic Of Death And Rebirth

Baptism (baptizo = immersion) means entering into and going under water. This symbolic “death and burial” signifies our personal identification with Jesus’ death for our sins (our death to sin as lord); and with His resurrection from the dead, enabling us to rise to a new life for God in Christ. This illustrates the central tenet of Christianity: the death and resurrection of Christ for the forgiveness of our sins.
(Romans 6:1-14, Colossians 2:12)

One Of Two Sacraments

Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the church’s two sacraments (special thin spaces between heaven and earth: God’s realm and ours). Both sacraments teach us to celebrate and unite us around the central realities of the church’s life: our salvation through Jesus’ atoning death for our sins and our hope of eternal life through His defeat of death by His resurrection.
(1 Corinthians 15:1-6)

BELONG

We belong to Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. And He invites us to belong to a community of faith. Whether a lifetime Christian, a new believer or just curious about the faith, you are welcome here at Damascus Road Community Church. Understand what we believe, who makes up our leadership team and the pathway to membership.

CONNECT

In a larger church it can be a challenge to feel personally connected. Allow us to help you. Whether searching for calendar information, a larger event in which to get a better taste of DRCC, a smaller group to be a part of, or personal care for the struggles and celebrations of life… this is a good place to start.

GROW

Grow in biblical knowledge and spiritual wisdom. Know what you believe and how to apply it to your everyday life. Sink deep roots into God’s Word through our ministries, classes or sermon library resources, and be better equipped to give an answer for your faith, discern truth and weather the storms of life.

GIVE

As Christ gave his life for us, so also we give back to our local community of faith a portion of our time, talent and treasure. In so doing we release the grip of selfishness and idolatry in our lives. And our brothers and sisters receive the encouragement they need to carry on.

GO

Beyond our home, school and workplace, Damascus Road Community Church offers opportunities to go near and far in sharing the Good News of Christ through tangible acts of service. Our missions’ teams partner with established churches and pastors to spread the Gospel, nurture long-term relationships and build sustainable solutions to address needs for today and into the future.