In order to understand the reason for being water baptised, it is important to carefully consider what the Bible says about it… Jesus himself was baptised. He was not a sinner, yet he humbled himself in obedience to identify with us and give us an example to follow.

"At this time, Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptised by John in the Jordan. The moment he came out of the water, he saw the sky split open and God’s Spirit, looking like a dove, come down on him. Along with the Spirit, a voice: “You are my Son, chosen and marked by my love, pride of my life.” - Mark 1:9 MSG

Water baptism is an act of faith and obedience to the commands of Christ. Baptism declares that you are a follower of Jesus Christ. It is a public confession of your faith in, and commitment to, Jesus Christ. It is the next step after salvation through repentance and faith and is an important foundation for the Christian life.

Get our baptism guide here.


next date:

SUNDAY, 24 november, 11am

room 3 (formerly space)

Baptisms are a public declaration of faith and the decision to follow Jesus. Every year at Greenlane Christian Centre, we celebrate together as a family—seeing lives transformed and watching people step out boldly to embrace being fully alive in Christ.

We invite you to join our baptism class! This will be a great resource if you want to find out more about water baptism to help you on your journey.

Email Mike at mike.porteous@gcc.org.nz if you have any questions.

We're excited to celebrate together as a community!

Attended a class and want to get baptised? Click here.


sunday, 8 december, all services

If you have gone through Discover Baptism or have spoken to a Pastor about your decision and would like to get baptised,

please fill out this form and a Pastor on staff will be in touch with you soonest!