Special mention needs made concerning baptism because of the many understandings of it today. So much of the religious world views the act of being baptized as inconsequential in our relationship to God. Oddly, much of modern scholarship agrees that the early church viewed baptism as the initial act someone who believed took, yet they discount it as not important. We teach baptism as being done for the remission of sins based on the strong biblical support given throughout the N.T. We understand that God, not water saves. Yet, God in His wisdom chose to use this act of obedience in connecting us with the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. We agree that we are saved by grace through faith, but God demands an obedient faith. Our hope is to give baptism no more or less importance than the scriptures demand. For a few references to baptism in the bible see the scriptures below: 

Matthew 28:18-20 Mark 16:15-16 Acts 2:38; Acts 8:36-38; Acts 9:18; Acts 22:16 Romans 6:1-6 Galatians 3:27 Colossians 2:12 1 Peter 3:21