The Lord Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20). A disciple is any person who recognizes the inability to gain heaven on personal merit and entrusts one’s eternal destiny to the risen Saviour.
Although Scripture teaches the importance of believers being baptized by immersion, baptism is not the means by which one is saved from sin’s penalty. People are only saved through placing faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord (Romans 3:23-26). John wrote, “God has given to us eternal life, and this life has its source in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life” (1 John 5:11-12).
The term “believer’s baptism” is intended to emphasize the fact that faith always preceded baptism in the New Testament. That is why there is no account of infants being baptized or christened.
It is the preference of the leadership that children wait until they are at least twelve years of age before they are baptized so that the experience will be more meaningful and spiritually rewarding.