At New Beginnings Church we do not baptize babies or young children. We believe that baptism is a personal declaration of your new life as a follower of Jesus Christ. Baptism is not a magical or mystical event that washes away your sins; Jesus freely gives you forgiveness for them. We believe you should be baptized if you are a new believer or have rededicated your life to Jesus after living apart from God for an extended period of time, or were baptized as a baby and now want to follow Jesus' example of public confession of your faith as an adult. What are you waiting for TAKE THE PLUNGE!

Join us as we celebrate the changed lives here at New Beginnings Church! If you'd like to be baptized, simply register below. Understand that before we baptize people we feel it is our job to recommend an introductory class that helps you in the following:


- Why should I be baptized?
- What is the meaning of baptism?
- Why Be baptized by immersion?
- Who should be baptized?
- When should I be baptized?
- What to wear, how to be prepared that day, and where to meet that day.
- How to prepare your testimony.

Children under 18 years of age who are interested in being baptized, must attend our Baptism Classes as well. This class is simply our aiding you in fully understanding what baptism is and why we do it. We ask you to give us a brief testimony of how you came to know Jesus Christ as your Personal Savior.  

We encourage you to treat this like a graduation or other milestone in your life. Invite family and friends to come to the service and support you. As well have a celebration lunch after with your family and friends. This is meant to be a great witness and celebration. You never know what God might do through your baptism!



Baptism Request Form

Name *
First Name
Last Name
Address *
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
Postal Code
Have you completed the baptism class?*
Age of person being baptized? *
Guidelines for Preparing Your Testimony 2 Cor. 9:13 (NCV) "It is a proof of your faith. Many people will praise God because you obey the Good News of Christ – the gospel you say you believe – and because you freely share with them and with all others."
Who were you before Jesus? Describe your attitudes and actions and give any explanation emphasizing trials or crisis' you went through. *
Who are you now with Jesus? Describe any changes in your actions, attitude, addictions, healing, hope peace. *
What do you see God doing in and through the rest of your life? Ministry plans, helping people, using gifts or talents to help others or be used by God. *
Are there any physical issues or phobias that we should be aware of? *
What state is Shenandoah in? Type in answer: Iowa*