We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that,
just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father,
we too may live a new life.

Romans 6:4


Christians believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation occurs only when a person places his or her faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for his or her sin. If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you are ready to be baptized. Just like a bride and groom show others their love for one another by wearing wedding bands, your baptism is your opportunity to show others that you have accepted Christ and are now walking with Him. If you have not yet made this significant decision to place your faith in Christ and have a personal relationship with Him, we would love to talk to you and answer any questions you may have.


Baptism is a way of showing others that you have entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ. It symbolizes what took place in your heart at the time of salvation:
  • Accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
  • Shared in His death and resurrection, illustrated by goingunder the water (dead to your old life), then rising again (new life).
  • Were symbolically washed clean, and sins were forgiven by His death on the cross.
Because Jesus instructed us to be baptized, baptism is an act of obedience. While it is not necessary for salvation, it demonstrates submission to God. We immerse at Fairfax Community Church because we believe Scripture shows that Jesus modeled that for us as the way to publicly acknowledge our faith in Him.


Are you a new follower of Jesus?  Feeling overwhelmed about how to grow?

Maybe you have a desire to start a life with Jesus.  Maybe you want to start following Him with greater intentionality.  But you aren't quite sure how to go about doing that.  
While our Mission Groups are a good place to connect, you might be hoping for more of a one-on-one setting so you can get some initial questions answered.  We get it.  And we want to help.  
We have some followers of Jesus who would love to encourage you.  They are patient and helpful teachers and mentors; normal people who are also learning to live like Jesus.  
They can meet with you one-on-one and walk you though some great materials that will help launch you on your mission to grow in Christ.  We would be happy to connect you!