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Baptism

January 29, 2023

If you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, please consider taking the next step and proclaiming your faith and trust in Christ through baptism. Baptism takes place several times a year during our Sunday morning worship services at the Main Campus. Our next Baptism Sunday will take place on Sunday, January 29, 2023. Registration coming soon.

Baptism at First Free Rockford

Celebrate new life.

A JOYFUL OCCASION

Baptism is also a moment of shared joy, as our church family together celebrates lives transformed by following Jesus.

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Frequently Asked Questions

January 29, 2023

If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, please call our main office at 815-877-7046 and ask for Debbie. You can email her, too.

How do I sign up to be baptized?

Click the blue “Register Now” button above to sign up for our next Baptism Sunday.

What else is required for me to be baptized?

You must attend a one-hour baptism class on a Sunday morning. When we receive your registration, we will let you know the date and time of the next class.

Can I invite family and friends?

Of course! This will be a wonderful day so please invite your loved ones to join us for this special service.

What are First Free Rockford's beliefs about baptism?

We believe that a person is saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, to the glory of God alone. When participating in baptism by faith, one’s faith is strengthened, but baptism itself is not the source of salvation.

We believe baptism is one of two ordinances that Jesus gave us — the other being the Lord’s Supper, or Communion. These strengthen our faith and help distinguish us as people who belong to the global Body of Christ.

Baptism is open to anyone who has accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. You do not need to be a member of First Free Rockford to be baptized here.

Does First Free Rockford baptize babies?

We practice believer’s baptism, as opposed to infant baptism. We do offer infant and child dedication as a time of prayerful commitment for parents and families. Learn more about this special program on our Kids page.

Learn More

Here’s more information about baptism from the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA).

Baptism for all ages
Baptism for Students
Baptism for Kids