IFC practices water baptism by immersion. The Greek word for baptize means literally “to dip” or “to immerse” (Acts 8:36-39). Water baptism has been described as the outward sign of an inward work of grace because believers are not baptized in order to be saved, but because they are saved. Water baptism is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12). Though not to be regarded as a means of salvation, water baptism is nevertheless essential for full obedience to the command of the Lord. Any member of Impact Family Church who has publicly confessed Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior can arrange to be baptized in water during a public worship service by contacting the church office.