One of the most common questions that we get asked at SOUTHROCK Christian Church is this one - "Why Immersion?" Perhaps you have visited our church, and you've seen that area on the right side of the stage, "what kind of a hot-tub is that, and what is it for?" Maybe you grew up in a church that baptized infants, or haven't had a Christian background and are wondering why we feel a person needs to be immersed.
First of all, let me assure you that you are not alone in our congregation. Many of our people grew up as Catholics, and many in denominational backgrounds that do not immerse. And I also want to assure you that we don't believe baptism to be any more or less important than any of the other steps in accepting God's grace (ie. faith, repentance, confession, belief). We also do not believe that there is anything special in the water. It is plain Derby water. The purpose of baptism is symbolic and supernatural.
Please click here to see some reasons why we believe it is so important to be immersed as a believer in Christ.