At Lifepoint, we practice Believer’s Baptism, which just means we practice baptism post-salvation by immersion after the practices we see in the New Testament. We understand that other evangelical denominations practice infant baptism, also known as peado-baptism. We believe that baptism is symbolic of what happens at the point of salvation according to Rom. 6:4-5. Much like one wears a wedding ring as a public symbol of their marriage, we see baptism as the public display/testimony of one’s salvation. Because Jesus instructed us to be baptized in the Great Commission, baptism is an act of obedience to Him.  While it is not necessary for salvation, it demonstrates submission to God.  At LifePoint Church, we practice baptism by immersion (putting under the water) in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (the way that Jesus instructed in Matthew 28:19) because we believe that it is the best picture of spiritual death, burial and resurrection and because it is the type of baptism that Jesus modeled for us when he was baptized by John in the Jordan River.  (Matthew 3:13–17 and Mark 1:9–11).