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How To Have A Relationship With Jesus

God wants to have a personal relationship with each one of us, and He’s given us practical ways to know Him better. As we get to know God, we can better understand His plan for us and how we can grow to be more like Jesus.

Dig Into The Bible

The Bible is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs about living. It’s God’s Word written specifically to guide us through life. Download the YouVersion Bible App and find a reading plan to help you make the Bible part of your everyday life. You can also dig deeper into God’s word with the What's Next bible plan.

Make Prayer A Daily Habit

Prayer is more than just talking to God, it's a conversation between you and the Creator of all things.  
Check out these resources on prayer

Change Your Atmosphere With Worship

Any time we give God credit for His goodness, we are worshipping Him. When we pray, serve, or help others in their faith, we are following God’s will and showing our gratitude for who He is. Check out this playlist on YouTube.

Gather With Other Believers

Life is better together! We want to invite you to join us on Sunday mornings to experience Jesus in a new way.
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Water Baptism

An outward expression of an inward decision

You may have accepted Christ at City Light, somewhere else altogether, or maybe even many years ago, but you've never been baptized. Regardless, if you've made the decision to follow Christ, and want to be baptized, we are here for you.

Baptism is an important step of obedience that shows others we have personally trusted Jesus for our salvation. When Christians are baptized, they are submerged under water to identify with the death and burial of Jesus and raised out of the water to identify with His resurrection.

Have questions about
water baptism?

Baptism is an important step of obedience that shows others we have personally trusted Jesus for our salvation. Jesus was baptized when He was on the earth, and we are baptized to follow His example. We believe that water baptism is a public declaration of three important things: 1) You are a follower of Jesus Christ, 2) You are beginning a changed life in Christ, and 3) You are part of a new family.


Those who are baptized are following Jesus’ example and obeying His command.
"As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”  Matthew 3:16-17
"Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore 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 28:18-20


Water baptism is a public declaration of three very important things:
You are a follower of Jesus Christ.
"Those who accepted his message were baptized." Acts 2:41
You are beginning a changed life in Christ.
"We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life." Romans 6:4
You are part of a new family.
"So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ." Galatians 3:26-27


Your baptism should have signified your personal decision to become a follower of Jesus, beginning a changed life, and uniting with a new family. If your baptism did not reflect this change of life, then you should be baptized again.


We will baptize anyone who understands what baptism symbolizes and wants to make that personal public declaration. We encourage any parents to partner with our City Light Kids and City Light Students ministries to guide your children through these decisions of faith.


We understand that some churches practice baptism for infants and small children. This ceremony is intended to be a commitment between the parents and God on the behalf of the child. The parents promise to raise their child in the faith until the child is old enough to make his or her own personal confession of Christ. At City Light, we call this ceremony Child Dedication. This custom began about 300 years after the Bible was completed, and is different from the biblical examples of new believers being baptized to publicly profess their faith in Jesus. Dedicating our children to God and making a commitment to raise them as Christians is an awesome decision! If you would like to dedicate your child to the Lord at City Light, please click this link.