Jesus was born in a small rural town roughly 2,000 years ago. He was born into a humble family, to a teenage virgin mother. He lived a relatively quiet life until the age of 30 when He began his public ministry. Throughout the next three years, Jesus performed miracles, preached messages and proclaimed He was God by His word and His works. As promised by the Old Testament Scriptures, Jesus was crucified on a Roman cross to save humanity from sin, Satan and death. On the third day, Jesus rose from death and appeared to hundreds before ascending into the clouds to join His heavenly Father.
Jesus arrived on the stage of human history with a mission. He was to reveal who God is, to show His reign as King and to reconcile men and women to God. In reconciling us to God, Jesus lived and died as a sacrificial substitute, living perfectly in the place of sinners, and dying gruesomely in the place of the guilty. Jesus is therefore the Savior of the world, the only way for sinners to be saved from the righteous wrath of God. Jesus accomplished His mission through His death, atoning for our sin, and through His resurrection, rising in victory over Satan, sin and death.
What Is Baptism?
The Bible tells us that once we find salvation in Christ, the next step in obedience to Him is to be baptized. Christian baptism is an important and personal display of faith, and one which is shared publicly as a testimony to a Christian’s commitment to following Jesus. It signifies that we are dead to our former life of sin, made clean, and resurrected to a new life in Jesus Christ. ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit’ – Matthew 28:19. Baptism is how we go public with our faith in Christ. If you are considering being baptized, or have any questions regarding baptism, call us at (941) 748-6926.
How can I be baptized?
We host baptism at any worship service or twice each year in the Gulf of Mexico! Contact us if you are ready to take this exciting next step!
Are you interested in learning more about our church family? Our Discover Class is held every other month. It is designed to share with newcomers the story of West Bradenton Baptist Church and provide an opportunity to join the church by becoming a member. Reservations are required and may be made by filling out this online form. We provide childcare for those 5th grade and under.
We are excited about your interest in becoming a part of the West Bradenton family!
There are four simple requirements to partnership (membership) at West Bradenton:
- Confirm God's leading in this partnership.
- Trust Christ by faith for salvation. We want you to share your testimony about your salvation experience.
- Be baptized by immersion.
- Attend our Discover Luncheon and catch a vision for what God is doing in our midst.
There is a deep sense of joy that comes from serving others. Every single week, we have dozens and dozens of awesome volunteers who give their time and skills serving our church and community. Whether you are excited about making others feel welcome, helping with audio and video, encouraging children, or something more there is an opportunity for you! Call the office to learn how to be an awesome volunteer.