Transit Baptism

Resources for learning and preparing for baptism


For Parents

How We Baptize

First, we want to celebrate your student’s choice to accept Jesus as their personal savior. That is awesome! Part of the joy of receiving Jesus is being eager to share the news. We are honored and thrilled to walk alongside your family during this next step of baptism.

Here are the steps to take:

  1. Notify your student’s small group leader.

  2. Complete the application.

  3. Set up your student’s interview (the last step of the application).

  4. If baptism is determined to be your student’s next step, their testimonial video shoot will be scheduled. Each video is simply an expression of a personal story of salvation. This has proven to be a great way to share without the pressure of speaking live, and it gives inspiration and encouragement to all who see it. You will be notified by email of the scheduled date and time.

  5. After filming the video, the baptism will be scheduled. Friends and family are welcome and encouraged to attend! 

You and your student will be fully informed about when the baptism will take place and how the day will unfold. Congratulations! We’re excited to be part of this special time in your student’s life.

Visit our baptism page for more information about baptism at Transit.

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For Students

How To Prepare

Watch an Example Video
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An exciting step after choosing to accept and follow Jesus is getting baptized and sharing your personal story! Before your baptism day, we will film a video that lets you talk about accepting Jesus and share why you want to be baptized. Don’t worry about “messing up.” You will be given all the time you need to say what you want—and, yes, you can write it down and practice ahead of time to get it just right. 

When you sit down to record your video, be sure to include the following:

  • Your name
  • Your age or grade
  • Your story about when you accepted Jesus as your Savior
  • Why you want to be baptized

Other things you can share are:

  • A favorite Bible verse or Bible story that impacted you
  • Thanks to family, small group leaders, friends, etc.

We are excited to celebrate this important day with you.

If you have any questions, send us an email. We want to make sure you feel entirely comfortable as you film your video and celebrate baptism with your family and friends.

Once again, congratulations. Now let’s get ready to celebrate!

Visit our baptism page for more information about baptism at Transit.

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Baptism Checklist

What to Remember for Your Special Day

Things to Pack

  • Plain dark shirt and shorts
  • A change of clothes
  • Plastic bag for wet clothes
  • Towel

Additional Information

  • Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the service. Parents and guests should check in with Transit Guest Services.
  • Feel free to invite as many friends and family members as you wish.
  • The service schedule includes worship, baptism, a message, and a brief celebration.

We’re looking forward to seeing you and your family!

Visit our baptism page for more information about baptism at Transit.